Vandag kry ek hierdie kommentaar op een van my “My storie” inskrywings.
My liewe Maritjie,
I can’t begin to tell you how much I respect you for this blog. I spent all morning reading every thing on your blog, and ended with this letter from M, and with C’s letter. I am an emotional wreck!
As your uncle, living in America, I am very much out of touch with what is going on with my family in South Africa. I had no idea about the heartbreak. the pain, the feelings of loss and despair experienced through these years. Yes, I had a hunch, but I chose to sweep it under the rug of my conscience.
Reading your stories about M and C broke my heart. Seeing the pictures with Marc and Zheethan tugged at my emotions, and I probably cried more this morning than I have in many years combined.
Since you were a baby I have always loved you and have always felt you were special. Those many years ago when your dad was killed in a car accident and your mom and the three of you had to move in with the rest of us, were very special to me as a young college student. No matter that I had to give up my bedroom and sleep in the living room so that the four of you could have my bedroom. That’s what family does for each other. You were probably two or three, living in a small house with ouma and oupa, and my three sisters, your brother and sister… nine of us – one happy family.
Now I know HOW much I love you, and HOW special you are.
How lucky we are to have such a special family, who cares so much for each other, over these many generations! How wonderful that you share these experiences. You cannot begin to understand how many other people you are helping and touching.
Oh, by the way, you writing is excellent. You mentioned that maybe someone could someday write a book about it. YOU should do that.
With all my love, admiration and respect,
Boetie….. geen woorde wat ek hier kan skryf sal kan beskryf hoe ek op hierdie oomblik voel nadat ek ek gelees het wat jy spesiaal vir my geskryf het nie…
Die trane loop saggies langs my wange af….
Al wat ek kan sê…
I LUV ALL OF U 2 en ons mis julle oneindig baie.
PS. ek en Yuki praat gereeld op Skype, en ek dink ek is mees opgewonde hier in SA oor die nuwe pienkvoet wat eersdaags sy verskyning gaan maak!! Onthou om dadelik vir ons foto’s te stuur!
All my love!!!!!!!