I'm grieving for you. To my friend who lost a child, I have never been where you have been. I have no idea what you are feeling, or how you are getting through each day. I have cried tears for you, but they seem like tiny drops compared to the raging rapids you must be shedding. I imagine you feel angry that it happened to you. I imagine you lie awake at night wondering if you did anything wrong, or could have done anything differently. I imagine you forgetting yourself for a... more
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Kate Walther is a business owner, personal trainer, and now a stay at home mum to two cheeky monkeys, who just loves to write. You can usually find her building train tracks, playing fairies or eating chocolate ice cream.
This is the author, Kate. She lost her cousin when a drunk driver drove his car head on into her cousin's. By KATE WALTHER I tend to get prickly when people joke about having a few beers then jumping in the car and driving, avoiding main roads on their way home in the hope of averting the RBT units (Random Breath Testing) they know are out there. It really irritates me when I hear a traffic report which includes a list of booze buses and speed cameras to steer clear of. I even get... more
Have you ever stayed friends with a friend's ex? by KATE WALTHER About 10 years ago I set my best friend Emma up with a guy named Thomas I knew from school. He’s a really sweet and gentle man that I am particularly fond of - someone that I thought would make her happy. It worked. Emma was happier than I’d ever seen her. They dated, fell in love, bought a house and four years later I was standing next to her in a sparkly purple dress as they said their ‘I do’s’. Life was... more
Kate with her baby by KATE WALTHER Last year I thought I was going to lose my baby. Actually, I was assured time and time again that I would go into labour before they could save my little girl. At the time my mother said to me, ‘you will get through this and in a year you won’t remember how you did it.’ It started the night before a routine scan. Something was nagging at me. We had just bought a house and hadn’t yet sold our own property. I was 5 months pregnant. All a little... more