Monday, 8 April 2013

Third Year Blog Anniversarry

Today, I realized that my blog is 3 years old already - how time flies. OK, so I am 3 days late. It was 3 years old on the 4 April. So much has happened in 3 years, but at the same time nothing has changed.

This is my 180th post, 3 years and 3 days later, yet there are many months that I never posted anything. I still have not gotten round to post about our Mozambique holiday. There is some blockage in my mind preventing this and I have no idea why that is. I planned on doing it today, but didn't - obviously.

Chad and Mark are watching Skyfall as I type this. Besides the fact that I am all "movie'd out - we watched so many movies this weekend I am enough, but I also can't stand James Bond Movies and have never watched one. I start watching, see it is far fetched rubbish and stop watching, which again I did tonight and decided to post on my blog again.

My blurb on my homepage - About Me - is so outdated. Chad is almost 16!! It is so hard to believe. I have worked for Mark for 13 years now and am now working full time for him - long long hours. I have more of an interest in the business now, but at the same time hate it.

We no longer have 5 dogs, we only have 4 dogs. Poor Sheeba died since starting my blog. We also only have 3 budgies and only 3 Koi left.

So yes a lot has changed since my first post, but the pain and grief of Clint's death never diminishes for a second. He would be turning 24 this year - a grown up man and it breaks my heart daily that his life was ended by people who broke the law and did not give a dam.

This was not my first blog. The first one I started a year after Clint died and I started a couple of others, but none lasted this long. This one was the first journey of our lives. The others were anonymous ramblings - I guess that is why this one lasted and the others did not.

When Clint was alive, blogs were very new in South Africa and not popular at all. Facebook was unheard of, as was Twitter; BBM; Whatsapp etc. Children in South Africa used Mixit and Chat rooms! How life has changed. It seems like a life time ago, but Clint's death still feels like it was yesterday and always will.

Chad on the Day of Clint's Funeral

Chad had no idea what death was at all. He was so proud of his tie and getting all dressed up, the sadness of the day washed right over him. He even walked with Clint's coffin at his funeral - he was so helpful that day. The details of that I can't go into today.

Chad 2009 Cape Town

Chad 2010 Durban

Chad Dec 2011

Chad - Dec 2012

Chad - 2 Months before the BIG 16

How my boy has grown!!!!

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