Tag - Zack

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Bubbles For Zack
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Their Story
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In Memory
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Zack

Bubbles For Zack

Many of my friends and family who read this blog have asked how Heather, Zack’s mom, is doing. I can’t assume to know how she copes on a day to day basis, but the Heather I see is courageous and kind. She is an amazing mother and friend and one fiercely determined lady. She is moving forward one day at a time, but she never forgets to look back.  Heather was on CBC television recently speaking eloquently and thoughtfully about the loss of  a child and she continues to share Zack with us through her writing. This weekend our family attended “Zack’s Family Dream Day” at Lionel’s Farm. This is one of the many fundraising events spearheaded by Heather. This day was intended not only to raise money for Zack’s Dream Room, but to honour Zack’s memory by spending time with friends and loved ones at a place that meant so much to Zack and his family. Heather took a few minutes away from her “farm duties” and spoke. She expressed her gratitude to those who helped make the incredibly successful day a reality. She also shared her thoughts about the day, and about Zack. She said the only thing[…]

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Their Story

This is not my story. It belongs to Heather and her family and I wish with all my heart it had a happy ending. This is not my story. But I feel inextricably connected and deeply affected. This is not my story, but I can’t help turning my thoughts to my own special daughter who has medical challenges and faces uncertainties of her own. I wish I could do or say something to ease Heather and her family’s suffering. But, there’s nothing anyone can say or do. The fact is, what they are going through is every parent’s worst nightmare. This is not my story, but Heather, Zackie’s amazing mommy somehow found the strength and courage to share a part of their story.  May their family find peace.

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In Memory

For Zack. Fly, fly little wing Fly beyond imagining The softest cloud, the whitest dove Upon the wind of heaven’s love Past the planets and the stars Leave this lonely world of ours Escape the sorrow and the pain And fly again Fly, fly precious one Your endless journey has begun Take your gentle happiness Far too beautiful for this Cross over to the other shore There is peace forevermore But hold this mem’ry bittersweet Until we meet Fly, fly do not fear Don’t waste a breath, don’t shed a tear Your heart is pure, your soul is free Be on your way, don’t wait for me Above the universe you’ll climb On beyond the hands of time The moon will rise, the sun will set But I won’t forget Fly, fly little wing Fly where only angels sing Fly away, the time is right Go now, find the light The Hamilton’s Story

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Zack

My thoughts this week have been consumed by my friend Heather and her beautiful boy Zackie. Zack is at Sick Kids Hospital battling pneumonia and Influenza. Last night the physical toll was too much and his heart stopped. Zack is now on life support.   There is nothing more gut wrenching for a parent than witnessing their child in peril. Helpless and terrified can’t begin to describe what Heather and her family must be feeling right now.   Tonight, my son and I put aside our regular bedtime story and together we visited Heather’s blog. We looked at pictures and watched videos of Zack and his two brothers.   Zack, your mummy says you’re a fighter. Please fight. We adore your smile and your laugh. We would all love nothing more than to hear it again soon.    If you’d like to leave Heather and her family a note of encouragement, you can do so at Wishes For Heather.

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