Something that affects us all

5 April 2013

So.many.people. are affected each and every day by it. It is heart-wrenching.  My little sister, Grace, died four years ago this May. She was only a little girl at five years old and still had so much to experience, to live for, to capture in her life.  Many of you knew her and would agree that her courage gave us inspiration.  Her strength and smile exurberated from her and shone into people's lives, sometimes for long periods of time, sometimes for seconds.  But when this light was shining it made you realise how strong she was - how strong you could be not matter what life threw at you.
Grace forever lives in our hearts and memories.

The reason I am sharing this with you is that I saw this video on one of my favourite blogs - The Velvet Doe.  Watch it.  It is truly beautiful.  It conjured up so many memories for me.  Remembering is good though.  It brings back little snippets which you have stored in your heart.  You can bring them back to life whenever you need to.

'The Light That Shines' a story for all from on Vimeo.


  1. Aaah I remember that photo! We had them on our t-shirts for the Clanwilliam Triathlon. Such a beautiful girl!

  2. So many memories, so much light, love and laughter, how could anyone forget our Grace. She is a constant presence in our hearts and minds.


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