Remembering Claire (15.07.76 – 09.01.01)

8 Jan

My baby sister…
A very cute, bubbly little butter-ball, with a head full of goldilocks (they didn’t stay blonde, incidentally, as you can see in subsequent pictures) – and a very headstrong child; this was a distinctive feature throughout her life, as she oozed character, assertiveness, and confidence…

She was an absolute hoot, and in true French fashion, loved her food and wine…! (photo taken one very hot week end in June ’97, in Strasbourg. We had a blast together that week end, as we cycled round this beautiful university city, where she was studying theology at the time.)

…Taken late December ’00…
The baby is Sam – nearly 3 months old.She was crazy about him! And would have made an amazing godmother for him. We were about to ask her – and then she left us!

I miss her every day.
It’ll be 8 years tomorrow – and the pain of her loss is still overwhelming at times. Why God took her, only He fully knows…
But it is enough to know that it was part of His plan. Even though it hurts unbearably.
His ways are not our ways.
Thank you Lord for 24 years of Claire, it was blessed beyond words to have her in my life
.

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