Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A response

Yesterday I posted my feelings about the lack of response from people who receive an organ donation.

You can read that story here

My sister and her family asked to write a response, of course I said yes.

My sister has put up a blog post about our beautiful little boy, our little angel with red hair, who is always on our minds. Not a day goes past that we don't wish he has here with our family.

Our lives changed in many ways that day. From missing a part of our family to the way we look at life now. How we look after our living children, the fear that something so crappy might happen again to the famliy, wraping the kids up in cotton wool is now a permanent way of life.

But we also felt out of something so horrible, something good has to come out of it. Donating Lochie's organs  was a simple choice for us, after sitting in intensive care with so many sick kids, if one family never has to go through what we were about to, we would be happy with our choice.

Having to bury your little boy is one thing that will NEVER leave us.

Yes, we have had letters and thanks from some of the peolpe and it makes us really happy to know Lochie is walking around in some way, somewhere. Hopefully humming to his favorite song Hat Town...yes, he was a real country boy!

He is talked about every day in our famliy.

He is Missed.

A cheeky little boy full of life that followed his father around in farm boots and dust, but was also happy to cook a cake with his mum and to play with his little brother Matt and new born sister Abbey.

He will always be Loved.


  1. Lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us all.
    Glowless x

  2. Thinking of you. What a beautiful boy he was.
    Heidi xo

  3. Our boys are 9 and 1 and haven't needed a transplant, but their survival chances are greater because of the unselfish love of life of your family.

    I can't begin to imagine your loss and send love and light from my little family.

    Your incredible gifts and this post offer life and hope, so thank you so much for the 2 things I wish most for them.


  4. Thank you for sharing Lochie.He is beautiful.
    So sorry for the loss of your gorgeous boy though what a wonderful gift you gave amidst incredible grief.

  5. What a gorgeous boy.

    Tears here.

    Thank you.

  6. Thank you for sharing this most beautiful tribute to your unconditional loving and your unconditional giving.
    God bless all of you.

  7. Beautiful, love filled words. Lochie is often in my thoughts, as you all are. Meg x

  8. Your family and that sweet little Lochie face have sincerely touched my heart. x

  9. My heart goes out to you and I feel inspired by your generous giving.

  10. A beautiful post about such a tragic loss. I'm crying so much just reading it. Your courage is inspiring and I would like to think if I was ever in the same situation (which of course I pray I never am), because of reading this post, I may be able to summon the same courage and be unthinkably generous with organ donation.


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