THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS of cape town
We need not walk alone.
We are the compassionate Friends.
We reach out to each other with
love, with understanding and with hope.Our
children have died at all ages and from many different causes, but our love for
our children unites us. Your pain
becomes my pain just as your hope becomes my hope. We come together from all walks of life, from many different
circumstances. We are a unique
family because we represent many races and creeds. We are young, and we are old.Some
of us are far along in our grief, but others still feel a grief so fresh and so
intensely painful that we feel helpless and see no hope.
Some of us have found our faith
to be a source of strength. Some of
us are struggling to find answers. Some
of us are angry, filled with guilt or in deep depression; others radiate an
inner peace. But whatever pain we
bring to this gathering of The Compassionate Friends, it is pain we will share
just as we share with each other our love for our children. We are all seeking and struggling to build a future together
as we reach out to each other in love and share the pain as well as the joy,
share the anger as well as the peace, share the faith as well as the doubts, and
help each other to grieve as well as to grow.