Saturday, June 25, 2011

Diary of a Bereaved Mother by Ann Kit Suet-Chin

          "Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him." Psalm 127:3 (NLT)

Ann is a woman in my local church here in Auckland, New Zealand. She is an immigrant like me. She is a mother like me. We both have a baby in heaven. My baby died before I was 2 months pregnant, but Ann's baby was born ... he lived ... and he died. 

Ann's story is a sad story. It tells of her Andrew. Precious Andrew who lived for 55 days. Andrew and I share the same birthday - 29 September. It is interesting the connections we find with people. 

I haven't finished reading Ann's book. I find sometimes I can't put it down ... other times I just have to put it down and take a deep breath. It is a book written with raw honesty. Ann lets you look into her soul. 

This book will touch your heart and your soul.

Ann's addressed this book to "The Beareved", "The Care Givers", "The Medical Personnel" and "The General Reader" in the hope that it will encourage and strengthen those who have walked / will walk a similar path and to help those who walk beside them. 

This is Ann's opening words in her book:

Diary of a bereaved Mother: Front page

The greatest tragedy
A white head buries a black head.
~Ancient Chinese Adage~

In the book of fairy tales,

Girl meets boy,

They fall in love,

They marry,

They have children,

They live happily ever after.

In the book of melancholy,

The owl hoots,

The crow caws,

A loved child is taken,

A hole in the ground,

The heart bleeds.

In the book of Christianity,

Reach out,

Cry out,

There is comfort,

There is healing,

There is light.

This is my story in a nut shell.

~Ann Chin~

Visit Ann's website HERE.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A New Look

OK so I got bored with how the blog looked and now I have a 'new look'. Still not sure about the background color / colour (to be inclusive to my NZ & USA friends : )}

Now isn't this the single most exciting post you've ever read?  :)


Friday, June 17, 2011


OK, so all the girls will understand PMS ...

This month is really bad ... and yes, like many a girl I NEED CHOCOLATE!!!

Feeling all miserable like even my 10 year old daughter understands her mum and made me a nice cup of tea. Yes, love....

Then I remember that we live in the age of technology and I txted my dearly beloved - and when he returned home......

This is love....

Thanks Darling!!