Friday, February 5, 2010


This is a sad day for me, and my family of course. Sad also because there is no one close by to sit with and talk about it. You see today is the 20th. anniversary of the passing of my eldest daughter Kate, aged 35, the result of a road accident. She was a beautiful kind-hearted woman and I shall always remember her with her glorious long red hair, even though she had worn it short for quite a few years prior to the accident. She left 3 children, 2 of them teenagers. She would be proud of them, I'm sure.
This happened 9 weeks after my youngest daughter Alison lost her battle with cancer aged 29. leaving 2 little girls. I loved both them so much, I only wish that I had shown them how much while they were still with us.
They say there is a reason why things happen in your lifetime but its hard to fathom and if some one knows............



Stewart said...

I'm trying to think of something t write but all I can think of is how sad today must be for you. It just goes against the natural order of things when the child leaves before the adult.

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Joy, my heart reaches out to you, sending much care and love,


Kelly said...

nup. I couldn't say why at all, that's just plain bloody terrible. - i was going to swear awfully. So sad for you and your family. K xx

angela said...

what can anyone say, its a pain that will never go away.
thinking of you.
god bless

Olive said...

Thanks to all for your kind thoughts.

Aimee said...

Dear Olive,
I'm so sorry to hear about your terrible loss. I doubt that a heart can ever fully recover from such a heavy blow, but I hope that time has at least brought you peace, and that your memories of your children bring you joy.
God bless you. You must be such a very strong woman.
best wishes

Olive said...

Thanks Aimee for your kind words.
I am not strong though, the tears well up nearly every day.

Strange but whenever I dream about my offspring, they always appear to me as children, even though they were both adults when they passed away.