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So glad you have found us. We are a nomadic family of 9 travelling Australia with our six daughters, and our one son and forever missing our precious daughter Serenity who went to be with Jesus at 13 hours old on 12 March 2011. Her short life has changed our lives forever! As we travel we perform at shows, festivals and fundraisers with our dogs, help out on farms and also sell handmade woodcraft, dog collars, leads and capes. We are also doTERRA wellness advocates. Follow our joys and trials here.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Sandgate Cemetery

It’s been a little over a year and a half since we lost our much wanted baby girl.  Today we went to visit the grave.  This is the first time we’ve been back since we left Newcastle at the end of March 2011.  We tried to get there in March this year but were waylaid and detoured by floods.

After laying her to rest on the 17 March 2011 we had a cross on her grave some artificial flowers to adorn it.  Jireh who was 17 months at the time called it “Serenity’s Garden”.

serenity's garden

Serenity’s Garden – March 17, 2011

This week each of the children and Mike and I picked a tile and a picture to stick on it, each reflecting our individual taste, to make a more permanent marker for her grave.

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We sprayed the tiles with Water Shed to protect them from the weather.

After flattening off the grave site, removing the weeds and artificial flowers we laid the tiles in place.  The girls also brought some more flowers and an angel.














As the sun went down, we all left the cemetery with different, yet similar emotions.  Our little angel only leant for such a short time.  Deeply missed and forever loved.


This is Chana’s picture taken as we were leaving the cemetery.


  1. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous daughter and the way you have decorated her grave. I love the tiles - its such a gorgeous idea. So sorry that you have had to say goodbye too soon xxx

  2. Haven't been online for a while. Just wanted to say love the tiles. What a beautiful idea. Love you guys and missing you heaps xxxx


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