After losing three children and their children’s grandfather in the crash of MH17, a couple have announced today – the birth of their baby daughter.
According to The ABC, the family is still living with pain, but the baby girl’s arrival has changed a lot of things. The couple now believed of the knowledge that all four children are always with them.
The baby daughter is named as Violet May Maslin and was born yesterday. The infant has been welcomed by parents Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris as an “amazing gift” from the family members who died in the crash.
Maslin and Norris were proud parents of three children Mo, Evie and Otis, who died in the downing of MH17.
Norris’s father Nick Norris also lost his life when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over the Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
According to the couple, their family was torn apart when MH17 was “blown out of the sky.” While making the statement, they also said that it was done by the violent rage of a nationalist missile.
However, the couple also said that the baby girl,Violet, is born with a testament to their belief that “love is stronger than hate.” The couple stated that Violet’s birth has given light to their darkness.
Violet will become part of the family. She will be pampered as much as the three children the family lost. They also said that Violet will be loved just the way they loved the three children and their grandfather who are no longer with them.
“As Martin Luther King said: ‘darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that,” the couple said.
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They had also mentioned that they will continue to love all four of our children equally, while Violet has brought some hope and joy for them, says Mashable.
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“We hope she brings hope and joy for you too,” the happy parents said.