Oscar’s Family Experience Sense of Relief After Bail is Granted : 23 – 02 – 2013

Oscar’s Family Experience Sense of Relief After Bail is Granted : 23 – 02 – 2013

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OSCAR’S FAMILY EXPERIENCE SENSE OF RELIEF AFTER BAIL IS GRANTED 

SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA, FEBRUARY 23, 2013

Oscar Pistorius’ family and friends experienced a sense of immense relief at hearing that Oscar had been granted bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court late on Friday afternoon.

“This constitutes a moment of relief under these otherwise very grave circumstances” said Arnold Pistorius, the athlete’s uncle and spokesperson for the Pistorius family.

“We are extremely thankful that Oscar is now home,” Arnold Pistorius said.

The Pistorius family never imagined they would ever have to deal with such tragic events in their lives he said.

“What happened has changed our lives irrevocably.”

From the moment the family were first informed about the accident in the early hours of 14 February 2013, the Pistorius family had to come to terms with the sad reality of Reeva Steenkamp’s death and Oscar’s part in it.

“As a family it drew us closer together, supporting and encouraging each other, praying for Oscar – whom we love and who remains our son, brother and nephew.  We have all been deeply affected by what transpired” said Arnold Pistorius.

“We are acutely aware of the fact that this is only the beginning of a long road to prove that, as we know, Oscar never intended to harm Reeva, let alone cause her death.”

Arnold Pistorius says Oscar will never be the same, having lost his love, and at the same time having to live with the knowledge that he caused the death of the woman he loved, and that he can never undo the immense pain and loss this has caused Reeva’s family and friends, nothing can ever bring her back.

“We realise that the law must run its course, and we would not have it any other way,” Arnold Pistorius said.

 

 

  1. Ben Wiggs
    Ben WiggsFeb 23, 2013

    All morning my thoughts have been with you. Take each moment as it comes and accept yourself. Oscar, your worldwide family is here to support you.

    • Ben Wiggs
      Ben WiggsFeb 23, 2013

      The pain is so raw at present. But Oscar, with your loving family and friends around you, you will begin to accept yourself again. Then you will be able to move slowly forward.
      Your uncle is correct when he says what is done cannot be undone. But it doesn’t end there. You have to work on yourself, with help and guidance, and as you come to terms with what happened you will move along the path. It wont be easy but you are strong. You will come through this.

      • Kathy Favro
        Kathy FavroFeb 23, 2013

        Oscar, I have a son who is a few months younger than and is also a athlete. He played D1 hockey in college and now he is in law school. I can not imagine how hard this must be on your family. I just want to say that I believe you and that my prayers are with you, your family and also Reeva’s family. Please use your strength to get through this.

        Kathy Favro
        NJ USA

      • Ben Wiggs
        Ben WiggsFeb 24, 2013

        Oscar, I fully understand the need for silent solitary contemplation at this time. Family and friends are crucial to your recovery but the work on yourself is yours and yours alone. It is not unusual that the hardest person on oneself is indeed one’s ownself. You have shown great strength in the past and I have no doubt that you will work your way through this.

    • megan ducci
      megan ducciFeb 23, 2013

      Trust in Jesus, say JESUS I TRUST IN YOU, PLEASE HELP ME
      Like your friend Belinda Preece says, a friend of mine also, we believe in you, forget the cruel mouthed people, focus now on getting better and working through your own feelings in this tragic and sad time. BIG HUG

  2. Ting
    TingFeb 23, 2013

    You all continue to inspire me with your strength, loyalty and love for each other. I will always believe in Oscar because I know he is a good person and will continue to be. His courage and responsibility in such tragic circumstances prove his honourable heart and gives me faith that the truth will prevail. There will come a day when the world will see this too.

    Oscar, like your family, I love you unconditionally.

    • l du toit
      l du toitFeb 23, 2013

      Stay strong Oscar just look after yourself. We are all inspired by the fact that from the beginning you were honest and we feel your pain with you. Keep on praying

  3. Alice
    AliceFeb 23, 2013

    SOME PEOPLE FEEL THE RAIN.
    OTHERS JUST GET WET.

    FALL DOWN SEVEN AND STAND UP EIGHT.

    What ever happens to you in this Case. Take Responsilbility and BE the OSCAR you are. I wish that the Court BELIEVS you, that you never want to do any harm to Reeva. You lost your Soulmate and a least a part of yourself. Don´t lose yourself. You are YOUNG- go over it what ever happens and than LIVE a new Life- Sometimes Judgement comes from Experience- but sometimes Experience comes from bad Judgement.
    You are Human- we all have the right to make mistakes, sometimes the Human Nature lead us to make mistakes like yours. I hope Reevas Family FORGIVE you some day. To Destroy you will never bring Reeva back. Dear Steenkamp Familiy- my deepest Sorry for you, but if Oscar tell the Truth- try to Forgive him to get your own Peace back. Fingers crossesd from Germany

  4. Monica
    MonicaFeb 23, 2013

    God bless you Oskar ……

  5. Craig
    CraigFeb 23, 2013

    Oscar,

    None of us can possibly imagine what you’re going through right now. Please know that your friends and supporters are all here with you as you follow the long journey ahead. It will take time for you to come to terms with what has transpired but you will one day be able to carry on, you are strong! I only wish there was something I or anyone could do to take away some of the pain you must be feeling. Remember you are and always will be a hero to so many.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Mark
    MarkFeb 23, 2013

    Thoughts are with you Oscar. You need to remember you remain an inspiration to millions of people who will always support you. Be strong and continue to act with honesty & integrity.

    Mark

  7. npck
    npckFeb 23, 2013

    my thoughts are with you

    • Hannes
      HannesFeb 24, 2013

      With Reeva’s family.

  8. Mely G.
    Mely G.Feb 23, 2013

    I imagine the pain of your families and especially Oscar and I would tell him not to give up, he was and still is an example for many people and for me, it gave me the strength not to give up and fight to keep doing what I love.
    I would tell him that for me is a hero, not by the number of medals and trophies won and that I am sure will continue to win, but because its sweetness, with her smile, with the simplicity and above all his humility, was able to break down a wall to this day impassable.
    I believe in his innocence, I believe with all my strength.
    I would tell him to learn from this painful experience, many women and children in the world die every day because of guns and violence free, so if you could one day make this immense pain a force, if he can convince a one person a weapon or beat a woman or even worse a child is wrong and ruins your life forever as unfortunately happened to him unwittingly, then Reeva will not die in vain.
    If I may say this is because I myself am alive today because of a miracle, a man who did not even know four years ago he tried to kill me ramming my car in an attempt to make me fall off a bridge on the highway and in that case it is not certainly was a mistake.
    And my life has changed forever because wherever I am I’m always afraid that there is someone ready to do it again.
    I wish someone could give Oscar to this message:

    “Oscar, you have shown the world that you are not different from others just because you do not have legs, then courage, it shows today that you’ve lived on your skin, how stupid a weapon against another human being under any circumstances.
    Make this pain a new battle, I’m sure your mother and Reeva from there it will be fair and you can find some peace and serenity that you need so much now and I hope with all my heart that you can find soon. I’ll be on your side, ready to defend you and support you.
    You hug,
    Mely G. “

  9. Lisa
    LisaFeb 23, 2013

    Please be strong Oscar! <3

  10. Bee
    BeeFeb 23, 2013

    I pray you can stay focused on the love you have for Reeva and prove your innocence for her family’s sake. It will be a comfort to her family when the facts can show she did not suffer abuse or horrific fear, but that this was a tragic accident. I believe your story.

  11. Liesl
    LieslFeb 23, 2013

    I can’t even begin to comprehend the difficult time Oscar, his family and Reeva’s family might be going through. Oscar has been through adversities in his life and came out stronger. Although these days may seem dark, please stay strong and remember you have a lot of people believing in you and will stand by you all the way. I wish there was more we could do! We continue to keep you in our thought and prayers.

  12. Björn Bäckström
    Björn BäckströmFeb 23, 2013

    Im happy that Oscar made bail, i met Oscar once and i have to say after speaking to him for only 5-6 min he made a huge impact on my life…im werry sad for both Reeva and her family but also for Oscar and his family!

    The best of luck to you Oscar and your family in this terrible times!

  13. Abigail - Israel
    Abigail - IsraelFeb 23, 2013

    Oscar – I believe you, because I find it impossible not to. Beloved Reeva who lectured on abused women would never have remained with you if she thought for one moment you were just another abuser. She was too intelligent for that. The pain you are feeling having lost your loved one is something we cannot feel, but I see it written on your face and I sympathise with you from my innermost being.
    God knows your heart Oscar and we keep praying for you.

  14. Robert Greig (Ironsides)
    Robert Greig (Ironsides)Feb 23, 2013

    As soon as I learned that You were accused of murder, Oscar, I dropped everything to follow up on any coverage I came across.

    One thing I learned from experience is, that the same news-networks who raise somebody up, are fast to drop them and twist many of their details, to demonize the victim in the public-eye.

    When you are proven innocent, the same news-anchors will again want your interviews.–But I would ignore them. I would have a list of names of television, radio and newspaper reporters who published wrong information.–And who withheld details which would have helped their viewers, readers and listeners understand the situation.

    I’m a Disability-Rights independent activist, and blogger, in Canada.

    I wish you the best, and will pray for a victory in the trial.

  15. FROM FRIENDS IN ISRAEL
    FROM FRIENDS IN ISRAELFeb 23, 2013

    Shalom Oscar
    We love you and are praying for you and the Steenkamp family.
    Messiah hears the prayers of those who love Him. Do not cease from praying day and night.
    God bless you forever.

  16. Mel
    MelFeb 23, 2013

    I too have been thinking of you all day.
    Be strong and we are all here to support you, every step of the way.

    • Clare
      ClareFeb 24, 2013

      Oscar, my children and I set our alarm clocks to watch you race in both Olympics. You are a hero to my children, a human hero. Our condolences to Reeva’s family and condolences to you and your family. Your honesty and integrity – and your love – and your strength to protect the one you love, must be heard. Negative hype screams, shouts and tries to justify like a monster – the truth speaks calmly and clear. There are a lot of us in this world that believe in you – more so now. The honesty grace and dignity conducted throughout the bail hearing speaks to those in the world that are listening. Oscar there are a lot of people listening, please do not forget that. You are a good, good man. A tragic accident. We do believe you.

  17. Milena
    MilenaFeb 23, 2013

    Oscar.. We all wish it was only surreal. Time will be your closest, always true and faithful companion. Time will manage and stitch up your broken heart; you’ll feel the cracks, though. I am one of those who think of you and your lost love; and can’t escape from feeling the pain emulating from this insane – we all wish turn out to be a – thriller. Be safe and sane, we still want to see you showing us the magic. Reeva, rest in peace. Let’s all make an effort in making safer today and tomorrow.

  18. Fi
    FiFeb 23, 2013

    I can’t even begin to imagine how Oscar is feeling at this present time but my thoughts have been with Oscar and his family,as well as, Reeva and her family for the past week. I do believe justice will prevail and prove Oscar’s innocence that this was truly a tragic accident. Stay strong Oscar you have overcome so much in your life and have so much more to give.

  19. Eve
    EveFeb 23, 2013

    My prayers go out to Reeva’s family, losing a loved one, especially without notice, is the most difficult experience a human can surrender to. Even being so far away, this story has made a profound effect on me, and I wish deep strength and support to all of her loved ones. I’m very sorry to Oscar, you have helped so many people with your motivation and free spirit, and may God be with you through this grievous time. I believe your innocence, encourage those around you by never giving up …

  20. Eeva
    EevaFeb 23, 2013

    Oscar, try and stay strong, you are with your family and they will help you. I have thought of you since last Thursday, followed the news and I can’t imagine how difficult this is to you and how much it’s hurts. I was so relieved for you after that long bail hearing and I believe in you. I send you my support and love and I hope these messages help you through this tragedy.

  21. Markus
    MarkusFeb 23, 2013

    How i wish that i could take away some of this awful pain … be strong, Oscar! There are so many people loving you – i m one of them. I will be on your side, however, defending you against your enemies.
    God bless you.

  22. Carien
    CarienFeb 23, 2013

    We are relieved with you. We grieve with you and even though we are not in your shoes I for one can say my life has been changed too I will carry each and everyone of you with me everday for the rest of my life you are my family and Christ and when you cry I will cry when you smile I will smile. I was proud to see you run last year here in London and I have to say I without aby real reason that I am prouder of you now. Maybe because I realised you are a brother in Christ and because I admire your beautiful strong family. Oscar cast your eyes upon Jesus ans the things of this world will grow strangely dim. God has a plan my friend xxx rest in Him

  23. alisha
    alishaFeb 23, 2013

    Oscar, if u r hiding smething u shud tell the truth. U will hve to live with this for the rest of ur life.

    • Angela
      AngelaFeb 24, 2013

      I agree but at the same time to believe that you are telling the truth Oscar and I will continue to hold all concerned in this tragedy in my prayers – keep your eyes on the Lord.

  24. Lisa K
    Lisa KFeb 23, 2013

    Believing in you, praying for you, supporting you!!

  25. Victoria
    VictoriaFeb 23, 2013

    I can’t begin to know the pain and grief you are suffering at this time, but you have your family and supporters to lean on for strength and support. Stay strong
    My thought are with you all.

  26. sherri and steve
    sherri and steveFeb 23, 2013

    Pls convey to Oscar, Since this tradegy last week, the Lord has put it on my heart to keep praying for you. I did not know what to pray, so I prayed in the spirit. Thank God for your release today. I inquired further of the Lord and he has directed me to continue my prayer assignment for you. I feel led to get you a CD “The Peace of God” by Br. Keith Moore in Branson. It will minister to you and I believe will restore you from this broken place. What the enemy meant for bad on that tragic night, God can turn it around for good.One would say, how can that be! I dont know, but just lay your every step before him and he will direct your path. The book of Psalms is a great chapter to bring you through this valley. Iwill get CD in the mail to you, but just in case it does not get into your hands, I mentioned the name above. The battlefield is in the mind, but God’s word out of the bible can quench every firy dart the enemy tries to bring to your thinking-such as, How you could have done things differently that night- It was a setup, an ambush by the devil, in an attempt to destroy you and the way you have encouraged the world. We have an adversary you know Oscar. This is why I believe, God has people all over the world undergirthing you with prayer. Remember Oscar, your love for Reeva never dies, God Loves you and Reeva’s family,may she rest in peace. We will continue to earnestly pray for you in Jesus name. Amen with all our love Florida USA

    • Carin
      CarinFeb 25, 2013

      I also feel that the Lord has told me to pray daily for you! You are not alone Oscar. Jeremiah 31:25 “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” He is all you need.

    • Lydia
      LydiaFeb 26, 2013

      I so agree with this post- Jesus put it on my heart to pray for you Oscar and brought you to my mind constantly to lift before him. He chose you before the foundation of the world and has always had a special plan for your life. I truly believe in God’s power to bring good out of what the enemy meant for harm. His special plan for your life continues and nothing can change that. Believe it. Centre your life and heart on Jesus, trust in Him, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Sending you love, prayers and deepest sympathy at this time.
      Wales, UK.

  27. Jen Williams
    Jen WilliamsFeb 24, 2013

    Sending massive amounts of support into the universe, every day. I cannot imagine what you are going through, and my heart hurt for you every time I saw photos or clips of you in court this last week. It is so evident how incredibly devastated and hurt you are, to the core. On top of that, I can’t imagine going through this & having to endure the media & photographers in your face, while appearing in court! I am so so sorry you are going through this.

  28. Hennika Burger USA NY
    Hennika Burger USA NYFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar you are still my hero. After this tragic accident you still went out to try and save Reeva. We pray so many times for you. Never give up.

  29. Carrie
    CarrieFeb 24, 2013

    Dear Oscar, Sometimes life does not make sense, and we are sent challanges we do not understand. Do not question why, but instead look within yourself and find the man that you are, the man many know you to be. The road ahead will be a difficult one, but not one you must walk alone. You have shown the world a strength of character that rarely exists. Your family have shown the world where this strength comes from. Take comfort in this, together you will make the journey, and along the way you will find the support there is in the world for you. I wish you and your family all the best on this most difficult journey, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all, and of course with Reeva’s family and friends as they face the challanges ahead too.

    James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

  30. Laura
    LauraFeb 24, 2013

    Reeva is in a place whitout the plights of fear or pain now.
    Where love cannot be disrupted any more.
    She lives in the wind, her smiling spirit is upon you, far from reproach or blame.
    Your soul bleeds and your heart mourns.
    But one day her joy will be yours again and the lovely smile will be back.

  31. Ana Chaparro
    Ana ChaparroFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar we are here for you. Stay strong and hold your head up. You are a great guy. My prayers will be with you always. Good Luck!!! much love.

    Milwaukee, WI

    • Cj
      CjFeb 24, 2013

      Oscar you have been in my prayers since news broke of the tragic accident. You have many supporters and a lot of people believe in you. To the Pistorius family Oscar needs you more than ever now you are his rock, please have the strength to help him through this. You will always be a hero in my eyes. I know life will not be the same again but you need to take it one day at a time. I hope to one day watch you race again. Always in my prayers xxx

  32. Natasha
    NatashaFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar, I believe you. From the minute news of this tragedy broke I have not doubted your word. Reeva must ALWAYS be remembered. It is an unspeakable loss to her family, to you, to her friends. She was a beautiful woman, a beautiful soul and anyone could see that you were both in love.

    Many doubt your version of the events, but as a South African living abroad, I understand and have explained that no one can appreciate the level of violence and crime in South Africa. I was directly affected by violence and I remember reacting in panic. This is why I believe your story because it is possible to make a terrible mistake during these circumstances. I know that you did not intend to harm Reeva. That you wish you could turn back time on that fateful night. I can see that you love her deeply and it hurts me to watch your sorrow. I hope that you will be able to forgive yourself one day and have a hand in keeping her memory alive.

    I read today that you wanted to reach out to her family. This of course is absolutely the right thing to do. I did not expect anything less from you Oscar. Please forgive them and be patient if they are not ready to receive you. Their sorrow must be so great. But in time they will see that yours is too.

    Please stay strong. Be brave and be good to yourself. I, among many, many others in this world are going through this with you and I hope you gain strength in that during your mourning and your trial. I will continue to look out for news of you everyday and keep informed of your well-being.

    May Reeva rest in peace and watch over you during these difficult times. I pray for Reeva’s family and for you my friend.

    God Bless

    Natasha (Canada)

  33. Jinni
    JinniFeb 24, 2013

    You must be going through living hell, but you need to know that the world is not against you. You did what you thought best and the tragic result couldn’t be forseen.

    Your fortitude and bravery every day when faced with a barrage of photographers, should be commended.

    So many people believe in you and will pray for you. Real friends have not forsaken you and for that you should be grateful, remember those though that were quick to distance. But lovely how many of your real friends are supporting you wholeheartedly

    You’ll get through this Oscar. xx

  34. Tegan
    TeganFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar, I believe you.

    Whilst we have never met, I have followed your career. I feel that I got to know you, so much shines through, your strong faith and good family values. I truly believe that you are innocent of the charge against you and that you have nothing but love in your heart. Thankfully, you have been allowed back to your family, they will hold you up through the times ahead of you. I know that you will get through this.

    My thoughts are with everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

  35. Amanda Maas
    Amanda MaasFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar you have inspired a nation…now it’s time for us as a nation to stand by you and everybody
    involved. May GOD grant you all the strengh you may need…

  36. mike
    mikeFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar, I am a hugde fan. BUT please be honest!!!

  37. Cornelia
    CorneliaFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar my hart bloei saam met jou. Mag God Sy Hande om jou vou en Sy bloed oor jou stort. My seuntjie is 11 jaar oud, hy het Vrydag by my in gekom en vir my gese hy wens so die media wil net besef jy is nie ‘n storie nie jy is ook net ‘n mens. Hy wens hulle kan nou op hou om so aan te gaan. Weet jy sy woorde het my nogal diep getref en ek stem saam met hom. Ek wens hulle wil jou nou ook tyd gee om te rou.

  38. Victoria, United States
    Victoria, United StatesFeb 24, 2013

    Hi Oscar,
    I was so relieved and happy to hear that you were granted bail. I believe you 100% and support you 1000%. I agree with your coach, you should get out to the track as soon as possible. Running will help you clear your mind of the voices from your own head and heart. From the photos of you in court, I can see the devastation and pain you are suffering. A man who is guilty of premeditated murder would exhibit very different body language than what you are exhibiting. Please don’t lose yourself to the negative voices in your head and in your heart. You are an inspiration to the world, and we all must recognize that you are still a man, a human being who makes mistakes. I offer you my sincerest condolences for the loss of your love. I can’t imagine the extreme emotions you must be feeling.

    I normally do not follow any ‘celebrity’ stories but yours has captured my attention and I check everyday, multiple times a day for updates. I know it’s easier said than done, but stay strong Oscar. You’ve faced adversity in the face your whole life and won. I don’t know you personally but I do not believe that you would hurt anyone. It’s very clear that you love life, and it’s unfathomable that you would plan to takes someone elses away, especially someone you love.

    Best wishes.
    Victoria

  39. Melanie
    MelanieFeb 24, 2013

    Dear family
    Everyday we ve been readin the news about the Court. We wish u and reevas family lots of love from germany. Every tears we will share with u and i hope that every human stop disturbin u with negative storys. U ve lost allready what we never have to suffer. Today to every News every Media every Radio Station every tv Channel : Start watchin ur own terrible Story we can never imagine that what Oscar and his Family have to suffer and to take that Story as a Part in their life.

  40. Katie
    KatieFeb 24, 2013

    Dear Oscar
    I am totally heartbroken that this had to happen to you. You have brought such joy to the world and have now suffered some of the worst kind of pain. It is all just so wrong. I cannot stop thinking about you and what you must be going through, and for Reeva and for her family and for yours. Looking at you in court physically hurt me. I do not know you, but it is obvious from your words and deeds that you are a good and just man. It is obvious from those who love you, from your friends, from the way you are with children and with animals. I see it clearly, you are not capable of the act you are accused.
    I am a scientist and operate according to objective facts, evidence gathering and the search for truth. The media disgust me, people who cannot hold to the presumption of innocence disgust me. They should surely hope they are never accused of a crime. You do not have to prove your innocence to anyone, it is for the prosecution to prove guilt and SHAME on anyone who cannot maintain that concept.
    Never have I had such a gut reaction to anything as I have had to this. I feel it so strongly in my gut, in the very fibres of my being that you did not kill her on purpose. It is plain to see on all the VERY ROBUST evidence so far and I have no doubt, the remaining forensic information will not disprove you.
    I am not religious, so all I can offer is my support here, and the knowledge to you that there are people, many many people out in the world that are with you in this time of trial. I wish for you strength of body and mind and for energy and clarity of mind for your legal counsel.
    Remember, ‘the only disability in life is a bad attitude’. You will get through this and we will be with you all the way.
    Love,
    Katie

  41. Melly / Germany
    Melly / GermanyFeb 24, 2013

    Oscar,
    what a tragedy! My thoughts are with you. I can not imagine how hard this must be for you.
    I believe in you and that you tell the truth.
    All the best!

  42. Gurdeep
    GurdeepFeb 24, 2013

    I have set Up have Support Page for Oscar on twitter I need as many people to support him as they can please OP Support Page @OP37079442
    from Gurdeep

  43. Carly
    CarlyFeb 24, 2013

    My prayers are with you tonight! and with the family of Reeva. Nothing is black and white and yet that is what the courts demand! I send you courage to deal with the future you have and remind you that this life is yours for a reason and that is that you have strength. and that is the only difference….as a mother of a prosthetic using child you have brought much joy to many lives! As a girl/woman who has been in a similar position….my heart bleeds for you!

  44. Lesley Sleath
    Lesley SleathFeb 25, 2013

    Lesley 24/2/13
    To Oscar & his family
    A poem to inspire you

    WINNING IS GIVING

    Winning is giving your best self away
    Winning is serving with grace every day
    You’ll know that you’ve won when your friends say it’s true
    I like who I am when I’m around you.
    You look for the best in others you see
    And you help us become who we are trying to be.

    Winning is helping some one who is down
    It’s sharing a smile instead of a frown

    Its giving your children a hug by the fire
    And sharing the values & dreams that inspire

    It’s giving your parent’s the message “I care
    Thanks mum & dad for being so fair”

    Winners are willing to give more than get
    Their favours are free your never in debt

    Winning is giving one hundred percent
    Its paying your dues your taxes your rent
    Its trying & doing not crying & stewing

    Winners respect every colour & creed
    They care & they share for everyone’s need

    The losers keep betting that winning is getting
    But there’s one of God’s law’s that they keep forgetting
    This is the law you can live & believe
    The more that you give the more you’ll receive

    Hope this beautiful poem which has been inspiring me since I came across it whilst working at a summer camp in the late 80′s gives you all some comfort in the days & months ahead.
    My heart is full of love for the Pistorius family.
    Keep Strong for each other x

  45. love
    loveFeb 25, 2013

    Love and blessings to both families during this difficult time. Twitter Support page @lovepistorius

  46. Thabo Selepe
    Thabo SelepeFeb 25, 2013

    Do not stop praying to the Almighty. He is with your family in this difficult time. May Bless the Pistorius and the Steenkamp families, and releave them from this pain. Let God be with the legal team that will prove Oscar’s innocence in this whole unfortunate tragedy. We love still, and you will remain our hero…..

  47. Lynda
    LyndaFeb 25, 2013

    Dear Oscar and family!

    We as a family, our neighbours and everyone that we know are praying for you! Keep strong and we will never let you down. This was a terrible accident and the court will see that. At this stage you might feel extremely alone but YOU will make it through everything, we are all beside you. Never forget that. You can still look people in the eye. One of these days you WILL be back on the field. Just BELIEVE. We DO!!

    • anna-marè
      anna-marèFeb 25, 2013

      DearOscar and family
      In the last week i have seen the best and the worst of people that call themself South Africans, the worst things whas that Christians where first to damm you to hell, but please remeber that God is the judge of all. If you made a mistake, and i believe you did, them God knows that, and He will be at your side every step of the way. You are a good person and with the help of your true friends supporters and family you will get to the other side. You life have changed, but do not let people keep you in hiding, lift up your head and face what is coming in the next few months, but remember, yu are not alone. There is a song I surrender, dont know if you know it, but go read the words, surrender yourself to God and God alone. We love and pray for your every day. Hope yu get a chance to read this. To the love of your life Reeva she is with God now and she is happy she is dancing and worshipping Christ, and there will come a time that her family will also get to know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. We love you

  48. Tamarin
    TamarinFeb 25, 2013

    Dear Oscar,

    My heart breaks daily for you & the Steenkamp family. I also have not stopped thinking and praying for you since the news broke. My 3 little kids are huge fans of yours and we followed your every move during the Olympics. Have watched you and Reeva on Top Billing and seen the love in you both. Have watched an interview and marveled at how you described the love for your mother!

    You are never alone, The Lord is your shepherd, He will make you lie down in green pastures ones again – Psalm written by King David who was a murderer but in God we are made new!

    I believe your testimony and will continue praying that the truth be told! The truth shall set you free. Please know that you are still an inspiration to us!

    Our prayers go out to the Steenkamp family.

  49. Valmarie Oberholzer
    Valmarie OberholzerFeb 26, 2013

    Oscar en familie, sterkte vir die baie moeilike pad wat nog voorlê. Vertrou op God vir jul krag – onthou Hy is in beheer.

    Liefdegroete vanaf Namibië,
    Valmarie

  50. Hayley
    HayleyFeb 26, 2013

    Oscar and Family,
    I cannot bear to think what you are going through each and everyday with the media stalking you and watching your every move. I myself just want Oscar and Family to know that I am never giving up and turning my back as I firmly believe you are telling the honest truth. It was a terrible accident yes but please Oscar for all your fans and supporters out there stay strong and believe. Everytime I saw you standing in court my heart bled for you I just cried. You are my hero and nothing is going to change that. Only GOD can judge and I leave it to him to decide, but from me my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family each and every day. Take care Oscar we cannot wait to see you back in action. We believe in YOU.
    Hayley

  51. Joy
    JoyFeb 27, 2013

    My prayers are with Oscar and Reeva families

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    Jody MilarMar 03, 2013

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