New year is a hard time for me as each new year for me is another year further away from Roma . This I have found is the same for the other parents I've been blessed to meet since this project began . Our children are our future we live our hopes and dreams through them so when you loose a child you loose that hope and the future is filled with a longing to be with your child again wishing months and years away . This year though we have hope we have something to strive for a dream ! We can again do something for our lost child by building this beautiful garden . The garden means our child can be remembered by everyone who reads their star . So this year I am looking forward and as one mum who recently lost her child told me " I have a reason to keep going now as I want to see the garden built " x
Roma's Xmas garden all lit up xxx
Today I make my annual trip to the monastery to get Roma a Xmas present !! It breaks my heart like most of you on this page will understand !! I should be going to Smyths Toyshop instead not decorating a little grave for Xmas . My heart goes out to all of you who share this pain . As I sit here in tears I know there's so many of us struggling through Xmas and putting on a brave face so as not to ruin it for everyone else xxxxx
Thanks to Starbucks and their patrons the bucket they had at the till has raised £96.20 xx
We are so lucky that local businesses having been really making an effort for us.
Coleraine Borough Council have expressed an interest in helping with a potential site for the garden at Cloonavin, Coleraine. Fingers crossed.
I am absolutely blown away by the love and support everyone is pouring on this campaign. Thank you all so much for your concerted efforts.
An amazing number of people have come forward to volunteer their time and money to help make this project a reality.