Our little Liam was stillborn on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 @ 13h30. He was a much-loved little boy growing in his Mama’s tummy. We so looked forward to meeting him. His room was prepared, all his clothes were washed and packed away, his car seat in the car.
I got a phone call at school at 08h30 on the morning of the 22nd March. My son-in-law’s words were..
We have lost Liam….his heart’s not beating.
The worst day of our lives….. he was a beautiful little boy, perfectly formed with huge eyes and brown hair.
We mourn our loss every day. Liam is thought about every day. We celebrate his birthday, Easter, Christmas etc by planting a tree and sending up balloons to Heaven.
His sister, Lana, was born 11 months to the day that he died. She is an absolute blessing and the light of our lives. She knows that she has a big brother in Heaven and talks about him. She shares all her milestones with him too.
Losing a child is the worst thing that could happen to any family… mother, father, siblings and grandparents alike, mourn the loss with absolute sadness.
A Little Lifetime Foundation helped me a lot… all the way from Ireland to Cape Town, South Africa.
I could light a candle whenever I felt sad ( which was most of the time).
We don’t cry anymore….. we shed a tear on special days… but time has healed our wounds. Liam’s sister has not taken his place but she has helped us to overcome our grief…. she is the sunshine in our lives and we are truly grateful and blessed that we have her.
All my love
Granny Margie xxx

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