Sunday, 15 February 2009

Grace Rebecca Ellen Forsyth (2008 - 2009)

Back in November I was delighted to post that work on the site had slowed because we had been joined by Grace.

Now it is with shock and a sadness so deep it is impossible to measure that I have to report that Grace passed away suddenly and in her sleep on the morning of Saturday 14th February.

Grace was a wonderful baby; she loved company and would complain if she wasn't being held by someone. Every day she would fall asleep in my arms and I would work on the site one handed knowing she would wake up if I lay her down in her bed.

Grace brought joy and light to everyone who met her. She leaves a hole in our lives that can never be filled. A part of me died with her yesterday. Her brother Mark was weeping; her mother Charmaine is not coping at all. Her sister Abigail wept herself to sleep last night. Jacob is in tears.

No matter how bad you can imagine this to be trust me when I say that it is worse than that. You go over in your head the events that led up to her death asking yourself if there were any signs you should have seen, but there were none, you blame yourself even though everyone is telling you not to.

Grace was sleeping in the bed next to me. I had been working late the night before and was having a lie-in. Her mother checked on her before going downstairs to dress Lucy when she came back 10 minutes later I was still asleep and Grace was gone.

The exact cause of her death is yet to be determined but trying to find out what happened in those ten minutes is the only thing keeping me sane right now.

Grace was perfect she was beautiful; she was 88 days old. Our friend Cathie has started an online memorial on Gone Too Soon for her here .

Update to Global Affiliate Programs and Sleep Easy Loans are postponed until further notice out of respect for Grace.