If I were to look closely at the jagged edges of my fragmented heart, I’m sure I’d see that some spaces now shine with gold. And that is what he left for me.’
On the 17th November 2019, Grey Atticus Fox Grumbridge was born, nine weeks early, to Georgie and Mike in a Kent hospital.
If Not For You is her heart wrenching yet cathartic and life-affirming account of the 21 days they had together, and its aftermath. It bears witness to both the confusion and the clarity that accompanies great pain, and stands as a testament to the incredible power of love, kindness and care when life is at its hardest.
‘He was looked after by strangers who became family, and saw more kindness, more love, in twenty-one days than some might see in a lifetime. For his brief moments in this world, he experienced all of the very best things it can offer.’
Georgie’s spare, intimate and at times surprisingly comic writing offers an extraordinary message of hope to anyone facing their darkest hour or searching to make sense of unthinkable loss.