Sunday, September 12, 2010

Four months

It's 2 a.m. on Monday, September 13th. Four months ago today, Christopher William Brockbank would have only five hours left with us. He died at about 7:15 a.m. on a sunny Thursday morning with his family by his side, as he would have wanted it.

It's not that he wanted to die. He really didn't know he was. But we did and each day was a blessing. Having lived for over two years with a brain tumour, Christopher's was a life on loan, to him, to us.

Four months ago seems like yesterday. The tears, still fresh, are shed less each day. It's not that it's getting easier but we're working hard on keeping his memory alive and living the life we would want for him.

Four months, Gus. Four months and I love you more each and every day.


  1. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. When I see pictures of his smiling face, I tear up. I'm just so sorry.

  2. Beautiful words. Your parting sentence makes my heart ache.

  3. Thanks Summer and Akilah. I am doing okay. The off-guard moments always seem to take me by surprise. I do have to say his mum and dad are a complete inspiration to me.

  4. He loved you too. You were one of his favourite people.