Losing The Family Home

Vix xxx

  1. Anna International

    May 1st, 2018 at 13:12

    Oh Vix. I’m crying too. I am so sorry you’ve had so much sadness in the last few years. Have you seen the necklace @ohgoshsilver and @thejewellerybusiness are developing? https://www.instagram.com/p/BiMBJ8qjvNa/ I think you might need one.
    I recently had to pack up our family home too, under very different circumstances (parents couldn’t afford to live in the house anymore so had to downsize) and even though there were less huge emotions at play, I still found it a very strange experience, at once uplifting and also upsetting. So many moments of ‘me’, of the experiences and people that made me, in those rooms, or being packed away into boxes or taken to the charity shop. It made me think there’s more truth to ‘home is where the heart is’ than I had ever previously given it credit for.
    Thank you for sharing so honestly x

  2. Georgina

    May 1st, 2018 at 13:25

    This is beautifully written. It’s not even slightly the same as losing a parent, but I remember clearly the hardest task after my grandparents died was sorting out their house. Being in their home, with neither of them there, going through belongings I knew intimately was so…wrong feeling. I’m glad it’s happy memories sitting with you now, and I hope they bring you comfort.

  3. Megan

    May 1st, 2018 at 15:03

    I’m so sorry you had to go through that. Cancer is such a b*stard. I’m rooting for you; you will be okay!

    Sending all my love,

    Meg | the-WriteBlog.blogspot.co.uk

  4. fiona

    May 1st, 2018 at 16:20

    I had no idea the council would feel they have no obligation to rehouse your sister, if they’re effectively making her homeless as your parents tenancy has ended, and the house must be given up now. Is this because she’s in great financial standing or some similar other reason? Maybe that’s too personal too ask. I’m sure I’ll find my answer if I have a good dig on the council FAQ sheet instead. Thanks so much for sharing. Lots of luck and love to you guys x

  5. Fiona Abbey

    May 1st, 2018 at 19:51

    Sending you all the love. I had to clear my grans home when she died as she left me the entire contents of a 3 bedroom house in her will. Deciding what to bin was the hardest as everything I picked up had a memory attached.
    From Fiona xx

  6. Lareese

    May 1st, 2018 at 20:55

    Beautiful as ever, Vix. You handle grief with such a bewildering maturity, honesty and grace – you really do. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your parents must be proud as punch. Sending you all the love in the world x

  7. Bailey

    May 2nd, 2018 at 07:44

    You’re a fucking superhero. You deserve the world x

  8. Ysabelle

    May 2nd, 2018 at 14:44

    Sending you all the love, I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Losing a home sometimes makes it even harder because it feels like the tie you had to all of those memories and possessions is lost too.

    Ysabelle x

  9. Danielle Alexa

    May 2nd, 2018 at 17:01

    I cannot imagine how hard this must be. Thinking of you sweetie!

    Danielle xx

  10. Bethany Ellen

    May 3rd, 2018 at 08:12

    Beautifully written as always. Sending you love!xx

  11. Rosie

    May 3rd, 2018 at 08:59

    Beautifully articulated, Vix. Sending you best wishes and good vibes x

  12. Jess

    May 3rd, 2018 at 10:45

    Beautiful post, was sobbing whilst reading!

    Jess xx

  13. Claire

    May 5th, 2018 at 12:29

    Beautifully written Vix, sending you and your sister all my thoughts xx

    PS: and because you wrote on Instagram about struggling with body image… You look gorgeous, you have amazing style!

  14. vixmeldrew

    May 8th, 2018 at 08:50

    Oh my god, amazing!

  15. Lauren

    May 5th, 2018 at 20:22

    This was extremely moving, Vix. xx

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