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Death, where is your sting?


Our precious boy is gone. Gone home to be with his Heavenly Daddy.

We will miss him every moment of every day. We won’t be complete without him.

At the table. On holidays. While Tesco shopping. On school runs. In the quietness of the night. In the busyness of the day.

He will be the piece forever missing from our hearts.

We are relieved he is no longer in pain. These last couple of weeks we witnessed what no parent should ever witness. The slow disappearance of our bright and happy boy behind a veil of pain and morphine-induced, heavy dreams. The light slowly extinguishing from a baby who LOVED life. The burial of our dreams and hopes for a future which should have included him. Mourning the loss of “how it could have been.”

People wrote to me expressing their anger. At the unfairness of the situation. At life. At God.

But just like I explained in simple words to Emma, I will try and help you understand our view on things.

Emma now knows that her brother’s soul went to Jesus. That his body is for now an empty shell he no longer needs.

“The real Georgie is in heaven, mummy!”she would repeat time and again, to remind herself and us of the new reality…

Emma knows that it wasn’t God’s plan or design for her brother to suffer and die so early. She knows that there is a “baddy” in this world who designs sick, twisted, sophisticated plans  meant to bring pain and suffering. Even to tiny babies.

We now know, as parents who have been through fire alongside our baby boy, that life is to be cherished. That every breath is precious and every moment spent together a gift.

Pain, chemo and ultimately death are things we no longer fear. Because we have witnessed a tiny soul enduring all bravely, with a big grin on his sweet face. We heard him worship his creator in the early hours of the morning because he could not contain his adoration for Him. And we have learned to be brave and courageous too, for his sake and in his memory.

Fly high, wee bird! Inundate heaven with your giggles and songs and laughter! Cuddle up to Jesus, ride bikes, trains and airplanes, chat to the angels.

And death, one final question for you. Where is your sting???



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Mum of one beautiful girl on earth and one sweet baby boy in heaven. Daughter of a wonderful woman. Wife of a very entrepreneurial man.


  1. oh doamne Oana ma induiosezi tare…may his soul rest in peace. a candle it’s been burning here for weeks for him x may God give you strength xxx

  2. Kelly says

    My heart is breaking for you. I will pray for you all. Sleep peacefully Georgie xxxx

  3. Oana….. I am sending so much love to you all. I’m weeping for you and wish I had words. I am so moved by your courage, your bravery, your strength, your love… Your beautiful boy is so so so lucky to have you as his mummy. Rest in peace little Georgei, fly high xxx

  4. evanscrittensmum says

    I am weeping and have no words…just lots of love to send to you all xxx

  5. I am sending so much love to you and your family. I just discovered your blog and spent ages reading through your posts. Your strength and bravery are truly admirable and your unconditional love for your little boy shines on every page. I’m so sorry to hear he has passed and my thoughts are with you during what must be an unimaginable time x

  6. Just a mother says

    The little angel went to be with Jesus… but he’ll be so much missed on the earth!
    May God give strength to you, amazing family, and grace to go through all this grief and loss…
    Our prayers go to you, and our hearts cry; but in the spirit we know – he is fine.
    No pain. No medicines. No more chemo. Just little angel, flying high with God.

    Lots of hugs to you, dear family!!! xxx

  7. may marshall says

    My God be your strength and help you all navaigate through this awful time.God bless you all xxx

  8. I am so sorry for your family’s loss Oana. Sending you much love and strength for the days ahead x

  9. Muslim Mummy says

    I only discovered your blog yesterday and wish it had been under better circumstances.

    I am sorry for your loss. Georgie was adorable. Thinking of you all x

  10. Cristina V. says

    Praying for peace in everyone’s hearts. Little Georgie and Oana taught me invaluable lessons, when I needed them most.. I found strength in your faith, I found amazing faith beyond everything else, and though my heart aches so much for the little angel and for Oana, I now trust God more than ever.
    Little Georgie, thank you so much for touching my life, you will never be forgotten!.. fly high..

  11. ionelaangelo says

    Nu va uitam nici un moment, dragii nostri.
    Dumnezeu sa va dea putere sa mergeti mai departe in viata cu aceeasi demnitate, uniune si dragoste ca in ultimele luni impreuna cu Georgie.
    Va iubim mult.

  12. Amazing courage… amazing faith.. amazing love… isn’t that what life is all about… even in death! Thank you for sharing your hearts… so we can check ours:-)

  13. I have no words for the pain you’re going through right now. All I know my heart is breaking along side yours as no little baby should leave so soon. I am so sorry for your loss. xxxx

  14. Hannah says

    Rest in peace Georgie. My love and prayers to each of you xx

  15. What a BEAUTIFUL post. And what a beautiful boy. And I’m with you. I hope he learns to ride that bike as fast as he can! Hugs to all of you x

  16. So sad that one so young should endure such pain that is chemo, watching my four year old go through it was hard but a baby should never have to know the sting and side effects of these chemicals. He is safe now, loved and no longer suffering. i just hope you do not suffer to much in his absence you strong wonderful lady x

  17. Draga Oana, sa va dea Domnul putere sa treceti prin momentele acestea, sa aveti grija de fetita voastra. Dumnezeu o sa-l primeasca pe Georgie in bratele sale si o sa fie totul bine pentru el acolo sus. Ne rugam cu totii pentru voi!

  18. Patricia says

    I’m so sorry for your loss I can’t find any more words to help just that I was waithing for a miracle, be strong

  19. I am so sorry for your loss, you are a inspiration, faith strong, eyes on Jesus. Will be praying for you and your family at this time I have no words. god bless you all

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