This is why I write. Thank you for this incredible feedback, Melissa. (Melissa made a beautiful Instagram reel featuring her daughter and these words.)
I love that Say Hello is still making a difference to so many people. In the chapter about grief and hope, I wrote “It’s hard to feel proud when someone is grieving a life that could have been. when you’re still here.”
Say Hello is available in worldwide in paperback, ebook, audiobook and large print on demand formats – in bookstores and libraries.
Image: a book cover and text side by side. The book cover features a woman with red face and short dark curly hair, smiling. She’s wearing a pink floral top and bright orange skirt. Her hand is on her hip. Curly orange text reads “Say Hello”, and black text reads “Carly Findlay
How I became the fangirl of my own story – a memoir and manifesto on difference, acceptance, self love and belief”. Text reads: “After reading the book ‘Say Hello’ by Carly Findlay (highly recommend) she talks about grief held by parents of disabled children, and how would that child be feeling knowing they are right there in front of them, yet everyone is grieving the child they are not!
I don’t want Annabelle to ever feel she has disappointed me, and I always hope I can live up to the honour it is to be her mum! “