05 January 2010

A sad day...

I've had a hard time stopping the tears for the last 4 hours... I'm thankful it's not due to a loss in my family, but just the same, my heart is broken for my dear friend who is going through the loss of a child.

On the evening of 5 January, a car accident occurred in NSW that left the driver and one of the 4 children in the car seriously injured.  Later that night, the 9 year old girl lost her fight.  Her auntie is still in the hospital, still in critical condition, so she needs prayers.  The other 3 kids are ok.  But Kate and Matt lost their beautiful Liv...

To pay tribute to this sweet little angel who was taken from her loving parents too soon:  she was a gorgeous redhead... shy sometimes, but others, take you off guard with how bubbly she was when she was warming up to you.  She was thoughtful and intelligent, and so so sweet.  And this all from a lady who really didn't know her all that well.  I was lucky enough to meet this gorgeous girl more than once, and lucky enough to have her over when my oldest was a newborn.  I can't imagine what they're going through right now, but Kate, if you're on the net trying to take your mind off things (as I know you do dear girl), please know that I'm shedding buckets for you, Matt and the kids, and that Liv has a special place in my heart...



Grab your kids, your parents, your brothers and sisters, your friends.  GRAB them, HOLD them, and tell them how much you love them.  Because it's not just a cliché - we really don't know how much time we have left.

Much love,
d.


ps: Kate has a blog, and just a few days ago did a lovely slideshow of pics of her kids in 2009... have a look-see over there:  The 6 of Us

3 comments:

Kate said...

Thank you Dinnae. Your words and thoughts are just beautiful and really touched me. We all feel so helpess, so lost. I don't know how we'll go on without her but I know we have to. We haven't stopped hugging Dayne and Bailey and are so glad they weren't seriously hurt. I miss you and wish you were here right now. I need one of your big hugs!
Heaps of love
x Kate

dinnae said...

you are more than welcome Kate... I'm so glad I have a job where I don't have to deal with customers, I think I've gone through half a box of tissues today. :*

I'm still praying for Lisa... I really really hope she pulls through. Please give Dayne and Bai a big hug from me, and tell them Liv is now their guardian Angel.... and give Matt and Hannah a squeeze for me too.

andrew said...

Dear Kate,

We have never met, but I read about Liv on Dinnae's blog and I just wanted to send a little note to tell you that I feel your pain in spirit and heart and I wish you peace... somehow.

Sending a virtual hug...

Annette