Tuesday, 15 September 2009

the clocks didn't stop...


This past year has been a difficult time for us all in the Blue House. That's the simple truth. It may not always look like that here.

Last week was the anniversary of the birth and death of our sweet, precious daughter Alice Buttons. In this surreal year, the year in which the clocks didn't stop, time has rolled on. The rawness of the loss is now fading but, the underlying pain and sadness will always be there, somewhere not too far under the surface.

Some people, some wonderful people remembered Alice's birthday. Cards and flowers, emails and the most wonderful gifts. And the most touching thing was that some of these were from people who I have never met in the 'real world.' They were from the sweet people that I meet through blogging, people that I now call friends. Friends that I will have for many, many years to come.

17 comments:

Barbara said...

Always here for you Rach.

xxx

tea with lucy said...

Thinking of you Rach.

Rachel xo

katiecrackernuts said...

I came to find you and your story and your blog some time after Alice Button's death, but even so, her life and death has touched me too - and like your friends, we are unknown to each other ... but stories, they can be strong. I know what emotions and lives and people can be touched by how we make our paths and deal with our lives and losses. Thank you for sharing your family's story.

Cindy said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful angel, I am sure she was smiling down on you xx

Amber said...

Loads of love to you and the family Rach. Thinking of you lots no matter how many days pass..xxx

Loz and Dinny said...

No words really just thoughts from here for you and your family x

Kate said...

Thinking of you. xx

Poppy and Mei said...

XXxx.

isabla said...

Like others, I have joined your story nearly 12 months after the birth and death of your dear Alice Buttons. You have had the courage and strength to carry on where many others in the same situation have unfortunately been unable to. I hope that the future for you and your family is brighter and I will continue to enjoy your blog.
Rebecca, Newcastle NSW

Jessica said...

I was thinking it was about that time of year. Here are hugs and warm thoughts to you right now.

Michelle said...

So sad Rach, what a hard time you've had. Sending love and hugs to you. xx

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Just letting you know I love reading your blog, so I've given you a lemonade award, yours to do keep and do what you want with!

Jo said...

Oh Rach, thinking of you and your family. xxx

nath said...

a few thoughts for you and your family

JasperBoy said...

Hi Rach,
Just sitting on the couch and thinking of you and Minnie.
Hoping that you are okay?
Do you feel like crafting at the moment? Are you up for a custom order? No pressure.
Enjoy your weekend :)
Always knowing that Alice is in our hearts.

Jen in Melbourne

A woof from Jasper to Molly too.

gardenmama said...

many warm wishes to you and your family xo

Kristalee said...

Hi Rach,

What a beautiful blog you have! Im sorry your sweet little girl, Alice, couldn't stay. I know this pain you talk of. I hope the one year anniversary wasn't too hard.

Kristalee