2016 was a terrible year for me, it was a terrible year for our whole family. The hardest thing a man will do is bury his beloved child. Since our daughter’s death in May we have been overwhelmed by how many people miss her as we do and how many wonderful friends she had. I cannot express adequately just how proud we were of her, nor how grateful we were to have known her.
She was a beautiful daughter, a beloved sister, a loving wife and a wonderful mother.
Her indomitable spirit was inspiring, her courage immense, her talents so many.
We have received such tremendous support as to amaze us, from our son, who came home from New Zealand with his awesome wife, we couldn’t have survived without them. Our friends in the village where we live have been staggeringly kind too.
I though, have received tremendous support here in this cyber world that I sometimes live in, and I wish to thank you all for being so kind and indulgent.
Some of you may have noticed that my poems have taken on a darker hue over the last few months. I hope that I can get past that before too long, but then world events may stop me.
Thank you all for your continued support and I hope we all have a better future starting now in 2017.