Wed, 6 Sep, 2017
Carrie Bickmore’s emotional tribute to late husband and son
Carrie Bickmore has shared a sweet and emotional tribute to her son, Oliver Lange, in honour of his 10th birthday.
The 36-year-old Project host posted a throwback photo of herself and her son in hospital, on the day he was born in 2007.
"This here is one exhausted, overwhelmed, scared mama, in shock over what her body just went through and unaware of the terrifying health issues that lay ahead for her in the coming weeks," she captions the photo.
"What this tired mama didn't realise was just how awesome life would be with this little old man in it."
Carrie also revealed in the weeks following Ollie’s birth, she suffered from mastitis and postpartum haemorrhages.
"Two weeks after I got home from the hospital I stood up from the table and the floodgates opened," Carrie told New Idea in 2007. "I suffered a major haemorrhage. It was very scary. I was beside myself and actually fainted... I had to have blood transfusions."
Further heartbreak followed when Carrie’s husband of five years, Greg Lange, died at the age of 35, after a long battle with brain cancer. Ollie was only three.
Carrie continued her Instagram tribute: "Ollie we have been on a big journey together honey, but raising you has been the easy bit. I never take for granted how lucky I am to have been given the chance to watch you grow up… you are the kindest, happiest, funniest, and most resilient young man.
"Your dad would be so proud of you who are."
She signed off telling her son that his whole family – including his stepdad, Chris Walker, and two-year-old sister, Evie – "love you 100 times more than you love watching people play Minecraft."
"Here's to many more years of life together beautiful boy," she finished the post. "Happy 10th birthday. Don't ever stop snuggling next to me (well maybe one day-but not yet!)."