Monday, January 01, 2007

Welcome to 2007

A happy new year to everyone. May 2007 be a lot better than 2006. I am sure it could not possibly be any worse. Although when I say that I think about Catherine and how she may have said the same thing at the end of 2005 about 2006. To her and all the other blog writers (and others) who have lost babies in recent years, I hope that 2007 brings only good luck and happiness. Of course we will always remember our little angels with sadness and regret that they could not be here to share this year with us, but I am sure that they would want us to move on and be as happy as possible. Sometimes that is easier said than done but I am going to try my damndest (is there such a word?) to be happy and forget - not the past year as there were quite a few happy times, and not my baby as that is impossible, and actually one cannot forget the pain either as that is now a part of me so, no, not forget but just be happy.

And my husband left this comment to my last post and asked me to post it so here goes:

"Firstly, I would like to praise Vannessa on being a strong, wonderful, caring and inspirational mother and wife. We have been together for 17 years and never have I had one moment of regret. This year has been the worst and we can only be grateful that we have Vannessa’s strength and unique personality to support us. Thank you to my very special wife, partner and friend.

Secondly, Sitting at the Christmas Table having the whole Family there except my sister made me realise that we need to reach out to the parents with living kids to prevent devastating regret should they experience the death of a child. My sister’s kids where at the table without their mother or father because of divorce, family disagreements, etc, etc.

If you read this and know people who are neglecting their children maybe show them to one of these many blogs so that they can feel the heartache because they need to cherish what they have regardless of the irrelevant “situation” that they are in.

Thank you for the support you have given Vannessa and hopefully 2007 will be a better year for all.


PS. Vannessa, I would like you to post this message."


liz.mccarthy said...

Oh V, thank you for your nice comments on my blog, and I was so saddened to read of the loss of your sweet Kendra. The loss of a child is a pain that just never goes away, i liked your post about "forgetting" then realizing that it's absolutely impossible to forget, we'll all just remember, always, even the pain, and we'll be touched forever by it.

Here's hoping to a better 2007 for you and your family. My best, Liz M

Anonymous said...

Hello V
Happy New Year to you. I affirm that this year brings a lot more happiness into your family's lives, and especially into your heart.
I was so touched to see Gathry's comment. You really are a very special couple and maybe that's why darling Kendra chose you for parents. I think that Gathry hit the nail on the head when he spoke about families and basically treasuring what you have NOW.
I hope to be going to Durbanville to visit Kendra in the next week or so.
I also want to thank you again for sharing your feelings on this blog and allowing us into your really private life.
So much love and blessings my friend.

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