Back to School Feels

I'm not going to lie. The beginning of the school year sucks. I'm sure I'm not the only parent feeling that way right now, what with the massive expense for uniforms, textbooks, notebooks and scrapbooks (most of which get returned unused and in pristine contact-covered condition at the end of the year ๐Ÿ˜‘). Not to…

A Tribute to Josiah

A short piece spoken by me at the 2018 annual Memorial Day Service held for the Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group. Our dearest Josiah, It has been nearly 2 years since you were taken suddenly and cruelly from our family. Nearly 2 years since we saw your beautiful, innocent, sunshiny face. Not a day goes…

A Horrible Milestone

We've reached another horrible milestone... Today - the 25th of June - marks six months since Josiah's accident. This Tuesday will be six months since his clinically recorded death, although he suffered death of his brain at the scene of the accident, before he even made it to the hospital, from what we've learned. My…

Facing My Loss

I have never faced great loss in my life. Not through death. I haven't lived a life without struggles. I have sufferedย losses, yes, of people and of things dear to me. I have faced pain, betrayal, injustice and been ripped off and deeply hurt. We all have. Life is cold, cruel and totally unfair at…

My Word Wall

Josiah... I love, love, love this photo of you! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Your bright smile, your nose freckles, your cute glasses. This was taken in your 1st term of homeschool in July last year; designing the Word Wall title page in your science book for new words you would come across in your studies. It makes me…

This Journey of Grief

I've decided to start a blog for myself as a constructive way to process this new and unwanted journey of grief that our little family find ourselves on after the death of our precious son and little brother, Josiah. I find that writing helps me to make sense and order of the thoughts and emotions…