I don’t usually blog anything quite this personal but I thought I’d get both personal and serious for a moment, because today is the anniversary of the day that my daughter’s Daddy passed away. Steve died when our little girl was 8 months old. This photograph was taken just a couple of weeks before he left us. Steve was 25 years young when he passed on.
I pray that he was watching from heaven when Primadonna cut her first tooth, walked her first steps, celebrated her first birthday (how painful that was I can not tell you) attended school for the first time and did all those other ‘firsts’ that were just so hard to watch without him by my side (and will continue to be so)…I know how very proud Steve would have been of the baby that we made together, her achievments and succeses, her pleasant demeanour, her beauty and her compassionate, quiet and sensitive personality.
She reminds me so much of her Dad (those eyes!) in so very many ways…for the most part, that has been a blessing, but it’s also been like a knife to my heart, and sometimes, even thirteen years later, it seems like only yesterday when I learned that Steve wasn’t ever coming home to us.
I would really appreciate it if visitors could spare a few moments to pray the prayer below for Steve and for their own departed love ones (simply change the name to that of your dear one), and if you would be so kind, to pray for our daughter, and for Steve’s parents who suffer so desperately, not least because today is also the birthday of Steve’s Dad, and for the last 13 years he hasn’t felt much like celebrating this day, as i’m sure you can imagine.
” Incline Thine ear, O Lord, unto our prayers, wherein we humbly pray Thee to show Stephen, whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light and bid him to be partaker with the Saints, through Christ our Lord.