Thank you all for coming and Janet for making it all the way back from Knysna to join us celebrate our year of 2012.
Seeing all of you there together, it was a time to extend gratitude to each and every member of our team, our Sabrina family. Such a journey it has been over the past nine years as her foundation has grown, only possible because of the beautiful people who have become her family and extended the love and care to all the children we are able to look after.
It is amazing to see how every year, our Christmas table has steadily got bigger and bigger. We have the original links of our golden chain who have been here from the very start, enriched and added onto by new and devoted golden links over time, who have helped grow our chain of love to extend further around this table, and further out into our communities. It is wonderful to know that with the work so lovingly and carefully implemented, we are able to ensure that each little person that we care for, along with their families, are given the best opportunities possible to grow to their full potential and happiness. The ultimate goal of our Sabrina Love Foundation is to make all our special children know that they are special, that their families are special, and it is a beautiful feeling to know that you all strive to do just that. Thank you.
Everyone here plays such an important role, and I would like to commend and thank you all for your patience, dedication, loyalty and love.
Sabrina Love is our beautiful Plett pink ribbon of love which wraps itself gently wherever it can reach. Not only in the hearts of the Sabrina and Sterreweg families here in Plett, but also far and wide with those who have adopted our foundation and share the journey with us. How wonderful it is each time I see a Sabrina car tattoo, T-shirt or bag, scattered far and wide across our country and even abroad as the driver’s of those cars or wearers of the T-shirts and bags, carry Sabrina’s message of love for us. I acknowledge each one and smile up to Sabrina, as we jointly thank all of you, the building blocks and backbone of our Foundation, along with Stonehage, Discovery, and all the other donors who keep us going and give so generously, to spread her message of love. We salute all of you who make it possible; as it is this team who play such an integral daily role that makes it all happen.
I am constantly blessed with seeing hearts in stones and pebbles, clouds in the sky, even a photo sent just today of a huge rock face in a mountain range, rainbows, little birds close by, butterflies, ladybirds, the sound of a special song, beautiful starry skies, sunrises and the new moon to wish on… so much that keeps the life of our precious Sabrina glowing, her bravery, tranquility, love and most beautiful spirit that shines so generously all around. I thank you all for allowing the journey to continue and for travelling hand in hand with us to do her proud and hold her so gently in our hearts forever.
I thank you my beautiful Gabriella, always there to give of your heart and shine as your sister did and still does. You are our treasures that have enriched our lives. Dad and I love you so very much.