05 January 2010
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.
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