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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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13 April 2010


Today my heart is grieving. As a mother, I cannot imagine the heart break of losing a child. No matter how old or young the child - the pain must be indescribable. From the moment that baby is placed in your womb, a connection is made for life. Today I got an sms from a family that I grew up with, very dear friends - friends that I call family to announce that their sweet little boy who was born 12 weeks prematurely went to be with Jesus. This precious miracle lived for just over a week and touched so many hearts in his lifetime. As I called my friends overseas, I had no words. What can one possibly say in the face of such loss? I realize that loving is not only about the words that we say. Love will point to the source of love. In situations like these, it can only take Jesus to heal a broken parents heart, or a grieving grandparent or aunt or uncle. Jesus is love personified. He gave us the Comforter - the Holy Spirit who is able to soothe our broken hearts and in time, repair what seems beyond repair. Today I am allowing my thoughts to be focussed on Him when I think of this precious family. His love gives all the comfort, understanding and strength one needs for each day. Oh Jesus - how could I possibly live one day without your strength. 

The song below is the best version I could find of Michael W Smith's song "Live Forever" which spoke to my heart. Sorry about the typed lyrics in another language. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3C1j3ClRsY

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