Super Nathan…

Even before he was born, he crept into a Nathan-shaped hole in my soul that I didn’t even know was there!

Every single person he ever met was touched by his light, his constant smile, his passion for learning, his determination, his love of music and singing, his love for his family.

And now he’s gone. We were given almost eight years to share his life on this planet. The randomness that is this life dealt a cruel blow to us on Thursday and our sweet Nathan was taken from us in a car accident.

I keep wanting to slip into my version of a normal life and then I remember why things aren’t normal and I go right back to square one.

I swing from heartbroken to mightily pissed off every other hour. Some of the thoughts in my head will never ever be spoken or written down, and some of them I want to scream out loud! I want to be with my family and I want to be alone. I want to share my memories and feelings with people who care about me and I want to tell everyone to leave me alone. I throw myself into my work with the music as loud as it can go because if I stop to think I am awash with sadness again…

Its times like this that social media is both a blessing and a curse. I am torn between so many different feelings… wanting to ask everyone why they’re still smiling and joking and carrying on regardless when someone so precious has been taken from us, wanting to tweet and comment and update like I always have and feeling like I’m cheating when I want to smile, and wanting to respond to and appreciate every single message of condolence that is coming through from every corner of the planet!

I cannot imagine- if this is how I am feeling- what my brother must be going through in trying to live with the loss of his son.

I wish I had phoned him more. I wish we had been able to see him more often.

Its so wrong.

Its so unfair.

Its not right.

Have you told your children you love them? Have you told your spouse? Your siblings? Do you tell them every day? Don’t wait. Please don’t wait. Please don’t allow your ire at others to get in the way of letting your loved ones know they are your loved ones.

I miss you Nathan. We miss you. Your knucklehead cousin misses you. So very much.

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18 Responses to Super Nathan…

  1. Melany says:

    My heart is so sore for you. I think about you often.
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  2. JaneF says:


    I am so sorry. 🙁
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  3. Becky says:

    I’m sooo sorry about your loss. I can’t even imagine.
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  4. Gina says:

    My heart is breaking for your family Angel, its so very very not fair.
    (((((huge hugs)))))
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  5. BiancaW says:

    No parent should ever lose a child. I am so sorry Angel.

  6. Darla says:

    Oh sweetie. My family sends out love and support for you and yours from all over the world. I am very sad for you. My grief in your situation … Arg/sigh … I grieve for you and the horrible pain you have right now. If I could I would kick shins, stop traffic, scream it from the rooms and make the happy people calm the fuck down for you. Make it all be silent, if only for a moment. (hugs)
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  7. Panni says:

    I am so sorry Angel. xxx

  8. Brigitte says:

    I love you…

  9. blackhuff says:

    I am so sorry about this terrible time that you all have to go through.

  10. Laura says:

    ((hugs)) and love and strength Angel!

    Our thoughts are with you and your family xxx

  11. Kerryn says:

    I have no worthwhile words.
    Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your family at this tragic time.

  12. Kazsandra says:

    I am sorry to hear about the loss.. I hope everything will be all right and you can now move on with the incident that had happened to Nathan..
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  13. deborah says:

    been thinkin gof you and your family since i read the tweets last week! although we’ve never met ive followed all your blogs for as long as i can remember and can only imagine what you are going through. Sending big hugs and comfort your way

  14. Lori says:

    I don’t think I have ever posted on your site but this broke my heart. I check your page a few times a week for a laugh, inspiration to see what goodies you have made but never did I think when I clicked the link tonight I would ready I am so very sorry. I do not know you but please know you and your entire family will be in my every prayer and thought. Blessings to you and yours.

  15. Jenty says:

    There are no words Angel. Been thinking about your family constantly
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  16. Sharon says:

    Huge hugs Angel, I have no words 🙁

  17. Angel, my heart breaks for you and your family. There are no words that can heal the pain or reduce the huge huge loss. Lots of love and I will certainly give mine an extra hug tonight
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  18. Gill says:

    Oh Angel, there are no words…… I am so, so sorry for your loss. Sending you huge hugs xx
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