Today at Playcentre we remembered Seth. Seth is a Playcentre boy.
We were waiting eagerly to meet him. We imagined holding him in our arms.
We wanted to share the treasure baskets with him and sing waiata.
We wanted to see him smile and watch him interact with his family.
We were so excited to meet him.
But Seth went to be with the angels before he was born.
Right on his birthday he left and didn't stop to say hello or goodbye.
His dad and mum, his big sister and brother are heartbroken.
We are all heartbroken.
Little Seth. So perfect. Always so perfect.
Today on his birthday we remembered him.
We sung Somewhere over the Rainbow.
We ate cake and we gave to the babies of Playcentre a new toy.
We cried and we hugged each other.
We hugged our babies and our little children too.
We will never forget Seth. Every time we see a ladybug we will remember.
He left a mark in each of our hearts.
We will always be knit together because of Seth.
I don't know what you believe, but I believe in God. I believe in heaven. I believe that bad things happen because the world is not perfect. I believe that one day I will meet that little guy and give him a hug and tell him how much we missed him. His life was not unlived, he lived for nine months. He was real as real can be and we will never forget that. No bad things can ever happen to Seth, he is safe now.