Thursday, March 31, 2011


These were the roses we laid beside Sunday the day we said good bye. They were the most beautiful bunch of highly perfumed old fashioned roses. We left one bunch with Sunday & we kept another bunch at home in our bedroom. I have always loved roses but now they have taken on another dimension as they remind me of my beautiful daughter Sunday. The wonderful thing about the gardens in Brunswick is many of them are filled with gorgeous roses, so I often find it irresistible not to stop and smell the intense aromas as I pass by.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Olivier & Sunday

This was a beautiful quiet moment that Olivier was able to share with his sister, Sunday.

"replace fear of the unknown with curiosity"

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

expecting the unexpected

Life does not always turn out the way we expect and certainly in our experience it has certainly thrown up something rather unexpected. We can plan our lives, have hopes & dreams but only to a point. It is the twists & turns & unpredictability that make us who we are. It is our ability to adapt to change & make something out of a difficult situation. The experience of losing our daughter has touched the core of our soul & whilst it is not a pleasant experience I will never view it as a negative experience. It is part of the cycle of life & death, bringing someone into the world is an amazing event just as death is an amazingly powerful event. There is the feeling of absolute freedom in death, it is unfortunate that it also conjures up negative & fearful emotions. I aim to draw strength from this situation & a greater understanding of how the human spirit copes with the unexpected.