Bleak, I know, sorry.

6 years ago today…

  • I was a mommy
  • My daughter and I were in a hospital in Durban
  • I was more terrified than I’d ever been
  • Was the last day of naivety
  • A piece of my heart was taken away

I don’t like April fools day, It’s a horrible day to remember, it’s when my daughter started dying.


I’m okay, promise. Just needed to put these words down.


  1. Momcat says:

    You will always be a mommy. That fact is not altered because she is not here. I went and read Kiera’s story through and tears fell. She had such a strong spirit and that is not dead. She still exists. I’m sorry that this time of the year holds such sad memories for you but she was a gift and you are a better person for having had her in your life.

  2. Cath says:

    And this is why. This is why i love you. For your ability to know, to be brave with all of it and to feel it, all the way through. Love you. X

  3. Mam says:

    Your very precious daughter will live on forever in our hearts. Kiera Mira Gates was your daughter, my granddaughter and is still a big part of our lives, she also bought a whole community to their knees in prayer and her short time on earth touched thousands of people all over the country. This little precious girl taught us all lessons in love, kindness, compassion and humanity and she touched more people in her 8 months then most do in an entire lifetime of years. Our little Angel will always be a huge part of us, Gone but never, ever forgotten. I am proud of the fact that her Mommy learnt the lessons she came to teach you, and I know if she could she would just come to earth to tell you how much she adores her brave, strong, awesome Mommy.

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