Friday, May 22, 2009

Moving Forward. Rest in Peace Victoria Stafford


It's been a dark time in these parts with the loss of a little girl at the hands of two people equally lost, in a different way. And a grey cloud has hung over my mood since the news broke that this little girl that we all fell in love with, worried about and hoped for, had met with our very worse fears.

My mind travels frequently a few kilometres down the road where a family is waiting and mourning a loss beyond scope. I cannot imagine the despair of a mother who has been judged so harshly publicly during the darkest moments of her life. And then there is the father, who took time during his bleakest days to send a message to me thanking me for my few inadequate words here. How he must miss his little girl.

My fondest hope is that as time goes by these people find a way again to recapture the peace that all humans on this earth deserve to have. I hope the clouds part and instead of despair and sadness a flicker of sunshine on their faces is seen as a gift yet again, that the memory of a spunky, happy little girl's life outweighs the memory of her tragic death.

Little Victoria is somewhere at peace and I hope somehow, some of it finds its way back to buoy up her family during this most difficult journey they now find themselves on.

I hold my children a little tighter, I worry a little more and trust that such tragedy never visits this way again. I think of the despair the families of the two people under arrest and think of their family's loss. The horror they must feel that their loved-ones did this.

Rest in Peace Victoria, Peace be with you Rodney Stafford and Tara MacDonald and all of your friends and relatives. My fondest wish is that you find solace in each other and Victoria's older brother Daryn. My heart weeps for you, Daryn, most of all.




Breeze Talks About Weight Loss

10 comments:

C. Michael Cox said...

I'm back and checking in...very sad.

Lisa said...

blessed be xx

Phoenix said...

Loss of a loved one is always devstating.. in such moments, it is often our faith that gives us strength. My condolences with the Stafford family.

Sara Williams said...

So sad, I dont know the facts but any loss of a child no matter what age is soul destroying. My older brother died 19 years ago and I saw what it did to my mum. Now my cancer has brought the pain back to my mum and younger brother which makes me all the more stonger to fight this thing.

I will pray for Victorias little soul and for her family

Audrey said...

Breeze, I haven't really watched the news for the past year so I am only vaguely aware of this case - I DID know about young Tori, but I did not realize that judgement was being placed on her family. That seems to be a common thing in these situations. I fail to see how it is constructive and why it needs to happen. My heart goes out to all concerned.
xoxoxo

Daria said...

It is a very tragic story.

Mamta said...

its a tragic story. my condolences with the family

Reveda Prisha Umankshi Bhatt said...

What can I say......just that it makes me sad....why do people have to do this is beyond me? But now when it has happened to Victoria, all we can do is to pray......for her soul to rest in peace....take care

Double-Dolphin said...

Little girl, dry your eyes,
You'll understand what happened by and by...

The Hollies

Debbie said...

I don't know anything about the story..but the loss of a child is so unimaginable to me!! it makes you count your blessing..and hold your children....