Do you ever sometimes dither about whether or not you should post about certain things and whether or not they are too personal or too upsetting? Well that's how I feel about this post. I did write about it the other day but after I clicked on the 'post' button I quickly changed my mind and went back and deleted it .
So my apologies that this is a sad post .
Back on December 27th 1999 a little girl was born, a gorgeous little girl with a mass of white blonde hair and she looked just like her mother. Unfortunately this little girl suffered complications at birth which the hospital accepted responsibility for and this meant that she couldn't walk or talk or dance or sing or do any of those day to day things which we may take for granted.
On January 27th 2012 this little girl became ill, she was taken to her hospital and faded rapidly. Her parents made the sad decision to turn off her ventilator on Monday 30th and she died in her parents arms.
Today was her funeral but instead of it being all about her death her parents made it all about her life. She arrived in a pale pink coffin that had been decorated with stickers and drawings which her two younger sisters had done. Some of her favourite songs were played and there was talk about not only how she was loved but also how when she wanted to be she could be' a big pain in the ass'. After the service her sisters released balloons, there way of saying goodbye as they are still a bit too young to understand.
This 12 year old gorgeous blue eyed blonde girl was the eldest daughter of my best friend and I would now like to think that she is somewhere walking and talking and dancing and singing and doing all those things that she couldn't do while she was here on earth.