On 21st August 2017 our life was turned inside out forever. Our two boys witnessed me trying to resuscitate their mother after she experienced a sudden and shocking chronic asthma attack in our home.
We lost our “house keeper”, when I say that…. I mean our joy to life Renee Lorraine Lee Sagiotis, my wife, the boys mother. At the hospital I was asked by the psychologist to bring myself and our boys to face our worst nightmare. I was asked to bring closure, face your loved one and say goodbye because this is where the road ends. Closing any future hopes and dreams we had planned as a family.
But as you will see in our family adventures it’s her “joy of life” that brings light to our darkness.
Since that tragic day, the best lesson I can teach my boys is that life is a precious gift. If you learn to face your nightmares, keeping the power of love at the centre of your mind and heart, you will remain strong and hopeful and continue to build your dreams to live life to the fullest.
My mission is to make my boys believe in themselves. To believe that everything is possible and that her love will always and forever live in their hearts. Never look back and never give up, there is always a new chapter to create. This is life. It is a journey not a destination.
Follow our BLOG to witness and see how our healing journey as of the 21st August 2017 has unfolded. The transformation of a family from loss, grief, pain and trauma to our current state of mind.
Capturing our remarkable story of healing through our adventures.
ThingstodowithKidz was conceived from a heart breaking true story. The concept came about through the direction of a family who wore their hearts on their sleeve. I’m talking about myself.... the husband and the father who had to transform himself from the ungrateful man who he had become both in business, in parenting and in marriage. A man who took for granted the most precious thing we call “time”.
You see sometimes we all get lost, we all fall we all lose. Regardless, I soon realised that regrets are a waste of time. The hardest things to face later on in life are your own questions.
Asking yourself ...
What if I had done this differently? What if I had changed? What if i had cared more about the things that mattered? What if listened more intently or spent more time on what was important? WHAT IF? …. Cannot be changed.
The past is the past. We must live in the present and focus on a better tomorrow.
Unfortunately everything came crushing down, crumbled after her passing. I kept on kicking myself with the relentless voice in my head reflecting on time. How we miss you every single day. Nothing felt the same anymore, we had no choice but to keep on trying. I call it a…. “Beautiful Disaster.”
Through our grieving process and healing journey as a family I have come to appreciate that is was her commitment to motherhood and time dedicated to our boys that allowed me to focus on building my dreams and businesses. It allowed me to focus on providing an income for our family.. At what price!!!
ThingstodowithKidz is my dedication and testimony to those who have ever suffered loss, tragedy, seen darkness and who now see their inner light that shines for a brighter tomorrow with their kidz.
So today, if our travels, adventures and special moments captured can touch someone or give people hope in their time of need, then I’ll be helping them more than I could help myself back then.
Our special guest interviews are with a diverse range of “super” role models who our Kidz look up to. They are living proof that everything begins with our “inner child” they are living in the moment, having fun, chasing their dreams and believing in themselves. As a result they have all had success in their respective fields and live life to the fullest. They show our Kidz how important it is for them to dream and believe that everything is possible.
ThingstodowithKidz is proof that by doing things differently and thinking differently everyone can build a different tomorrow.