April 26, 2015

Thanksgiving & Remembrance

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We all lit candles for our children...

We all lit candles for our children…

Vicki & I were in town yesterday for a service of thanksgiving and remembrance, at the invitation from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

It was held in St George the Martyr Church, in Queen Square which leads into Great Ormond Street. Everyone attending had suffered a child bereavement and it was a time to give thanks to all those who have supported:

People at GOSH: Medical staff, healthcare workers, the chaplaincy…

Our family & friends – Team Margot – for your acts of kindness and love…

We gave thanks to Margot & to all the children for everything they have taught us, for showing us new things in life & for holding us in love.

Margot's name is in the GOSH Book of Remembrance

Margot’s name is in the GOSH Book of Remembrance on the 27 October page

imageAnd we expressed our gratitude for having hope for the future.

It was a time to remember all the good things that Margot brought us. Tomorrow, it will be six months since she died.

The names of all the children who died were read out one by one.

Dorothy Moore Brooks, who kindly conducted Margot’s funeral service in November, gave the address; she spoke about the comforting memories she has of the times when her father would carry her when she was a young girl and how she felt safe in his arms. The theme continued with how God holds us in love. Her talk ended with “Held in love. A love that is stronger than death.”

Our thanks once again to Dorothy & her team and to everyone at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Husband to Vicki and father to Oscar (2007), Rufus (2008), Digby (2015) & Margot (2012-2014)

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