Valley of Death


As the days tick on I relive Vic’s final two weeks of life I remember the agony of seeing my beautiful child lose her grip on life.

I miss her so much. I will never forget.

Vic's Final Journey

January 2013.  Today was a special day.

Boys lying with Vic before Chris' arrival Boys lying with Vic before Chris’ arrival

Yesterday Vic asked me to contact her minister.  Chris arrived at our home at 9.30am.  We all sat in Vic’s room whilst Chris read Psalm 23 and prayed for Vic who was walking through the “valley of death.” She prayed for Vic to find peace and acceptance of her situation.

Chris then served Holy Communion.  Vic, at first, did not want Jon-Daniel to partake in the Communion.  Chris explained that a child having to be confirmed before they are allowed to partake in Communion is a man-made rule.  I pointed out to Vic that it would be very special if Jon-Daniel could have his first Communion with her… Vic agreed.

Chris ministering to Vic Chris ministering to Vic

It was so special.

I was filled with deep gratitude that we as a family have the opportunity of making memories every…

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