Your Story

A Day To Remember .... Cherish your kids

Noah's Garden at Bongaree
Noah's Garden at Bongaree

I HAD two sick (with the flu) kids at home and a list of literally 22 things I have to do.

I was feeling a bit annoyed knowing that my list of jobs will have to wait until tomorrow and it will set me back all week.

Anyway, still feeling slightly annoyed and stressed that I wouldn't get any work done, I took the boys to Bribie for a slow walk and a dip in the ocean in the hope that it would cheer them up a bit.

It's funny how the world works……

We chose a different swimming spot and we came across this sign and box of toys.

It reads: "Please take a toy to enjoy with your child at the beach and replace it when you have finished for others to use.

I have donated this basket of sand toys in honour of Noah and his bereaved mother, to remind us of how precious time with our children is.

I hope you and your child remember the smiles, laughter and conversations during your play at the beach and that these memories last a lifetime. "

With tears in my eyes, I needed to be reminded of this today. Instead of feeling annoyed about my to-do-list, I am feeling grateful. I hugged my boys and told them how much I loved them.

The 'to do' list for the day has changed to - Just be in the moment and cherish this moment.

A day I thought I'd want to forget has delivered a message that I will always remember.

To Angel Noah's Mother,

I am deeply sorry for your loss and we thank you for this wonderful gift of reminding us to live in and cherish these special moments.

Jade Xx

Topics:  bribie island editors picks family kids love thankyou


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Centrelink, Medicare, Child Support to be hit by strikes

Centrelink will be hit by industrial action.

Customers being urged to look at alternative options

Narangba teen reported missing

REPORTED MISSING: This 13-year-old girl was reported missing from Narangba.

A Narangba teen, 13, has been reported missing.

Large hail and wind to lash Caboolture

Storms are on their way this afternoon.

BoM has issued a severe thunderstorm warning.

Local Partners

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

Saying "I do" changed Shia's outlook on marriage

Shia LaBeouf has a new outlook on marriage since he tied the knot.

Singer tunes in to first movie role

Tori Kelly voices the character Meena in the movie Sing.

Musician Tori Kelly voices Meena the teenage elephant in Sing

Cricketing greats bring Aussie mateship to commentary box

Cricket commentator Adam Gilchrist.

ADAM Gilchrist enjoys the fun of calling the Big Bash League.

The dead help solve the case

Debut novel delivers on wit, violence and shock

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

How your home can earn you big $$$$ this Christmas

This luxury Twin Waters home rents out over Christmas for more than $6000 a week.

Home owners earning thousands renting out their homes this Christmas

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!