Hi LisaI can't recall how I stumbled upon your blog but the photo of your beautiful family was what caught my eye. And then I read your profile... my heart ached reading about the loss of two beautiful people in your life. You have obviously been through some immensely difficult times in your life but also some wonderfully happy ones. You've chosen to focus on the latter. From someone that's expecting her first baby I'd like you to know that you're such an inspiring and amazing person for your strength, resilience and love for your family. Do you do professional photography as well? My husband and I would love to visit Tassie after our baby is born and it would be wonderful to have you take our photos. All the best Lisa.x Cheryl
Hi Cheryl. Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm not a professional photographer at all but love taking photos. I'm having a break from it right now though as I need to concentrate on things at home right now. Thank you though for wanting me to take pics. Good luck with your baby.
There are a group of nurses at a hospital in Idaho Falls, Idaho who have all been reading your blog through tears for the past few months. I can't believe what a strong person you are. After the first night of reading your blog, I woke up the next day and you were the first thing I thought about. Your story is so touching and I hope you know that there are many people who think about your family and wish you and your boys the best.
Wow that's so lovely. I've been to Idaho Falls - a long time ago :) thank you so much for your comment and for letting me know that other people care and are so kind.
I'm just finding this after seeing your fb post on the doodle page. I haven't read all of your post here (yet!) but I will be back to read it when I have more time. As I read some of what I've seen here on your blog something tugged hard on my heart and I just wanted to say I'm glad to see you on the doodle page. Im so so sorry for your loss... Milly will be a blessing for you and your children I'm sure. I'm keenly aware of the special Blessings our two doodles are for us ~ they are Gifts that make a very real difference for us.You will be in my prayers as I think of you. May God grant special Blessings on you, your children and Milly.
Thank you so much. We are loving Milly and she has brought lots of joy back into our family for sure.
I so appreciate you writing this blog and telling all about your wonderful son Noah. I am the proud mommy to three hydran kiddos. Bryanne, we lost when I was six months pregnant, we lost our sweet Bristol last July when she was twelve days old, and just this June we lost our princess Bailey three weeks before her fifteenth birthday. My husband and I read what both you and your husband spoke at Noah's service. It is word for word how we feel. We said that people are always telling us how lucky Bailey is to have us for parents but we always say the opposite is true WE are the lucky ones. Their sweet spirits touched so many lives without ever saying a word. And as the poo stories, we understand that all too well :). Your Noah was a lot like my Bailey. I know I will be with them all again, but heaven seems so far away right now. I know you unfortunately know that intense pain in your heart from losing a child that your life revolved around, Bailey was the boss in our house too. I am coming up to four months without my Bailey girl and just feel like I am in survival mode right now, having a hard time accepting that she is really gone. Our faith in God is what is getting me through. I can't imagine losing my husband right now, and we will be married 18 years in two weeks. I feel myself sometimes pulling away from my husband because everything just hurts so bad right now. You would think I would know that you don't always have tomorrow with my daughter's unexpected death, but after reading your blog you have put it into perspective again. I need to treasure every minute with my soul mate, my husband. Thank you again and I will keep you and your boys in my prayers. Kristy
Hi - thanks for your comment. Yes definitely treasure your husband because you are so blessed to have him, especially as you grieve. I'm sorry that you have gone through so much. Lots of love xxxx
I joined your ranks of the heartbroken on August 6, 2013. Your words were shared with me and have given me relief in this time of torment. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Kristen
I am so sorry. xxxx
You are an inspiration to us all, reading your story is heart breaking,but I have to believe all things happen for a reason. The type of oxygen machine that your son used we are trying to bring to the UK for a price that is affordable to ordinary people to use at home as you wished for. We would love to know how you think the machine helped, if you experienced any problems with it, as we feel very strongly that this should be made more available to people who are not wealthy, all the information we have been able to find has been positive, have you heard any bad reports? do you think having your own machine at home could have made a difference? we would love to hear your views, love and best wishes to your family.
Hi - Thanks so much. I have not heard any bad reports about the oxygen energy therapy. Noah's medical issues were so complex that it was hard to tell if it helped him a lot, but I do believe it gave him more energy. My friend/bioresonance therapist treats people with it and I'm sure she wouldn't mind you emailing her to ask what kind of conditions she's treated and how it has helped people. Her email is email@example.com
Thank you very much for your friendly reply and we will contact your friend, keep in touch, kind regards..
I saw this and thought of you and your family. http://www.calebwilde.com/2013/04/more-info-on-the-most-beautiful-gravestone-ive-ever-seen/
For a number of years I have followed your blog, I have written a post on my blog about your award.http://pgbthewriter.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/lisa-king-tasmanian-mother-of-year.html
Hi Lisa,Congratulations on 'Mother of The Year'!!I was MOTY in 2013 and was sorry to miss the announcement ceremony in Hobart this year with the ever present work committments.I remember feeling very humble about the whole experience as I was sure so many parents out there were doing so much better at times than I ever could!Going to Sydney for the National Announcement with my daughter (nominator) was wonderful experience. I found all the other State Mothers felt the same way and we felt we were representing lots of other parents stuggling away out there so relaxed, enjoyed being pampered and had a lot of fun.We all hear such gloom and doom about families and poor parenting, it was an absolute privledge to meet such a wonderful and inspiring group and felt very supported and afirmed.Have a wonderful time in Sydney, represent all those Tasmanian Mums doing a great job to the best of their ability with whatever life sends us, enjoy every minute of it; you deserve it,Regards,Michele King (coincidence about the name?)
HI Michele -I'm a bit nervous about Sydney and the whole experience, but I'm sure it will be wonderful. Thanks for your lovely comment and congrats to you too!
We are so grateful for everyone's love and support, and appreciate your comments xoxo