Dear supporters: Let’s welcome Oscar back

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Dear friends,

it’s only one more month and Oscar will be released from prison to serve the rest of his time under house arrest. We thought it a good idea to welcome him home and back to society.

Here’s what we want you to do:

‘Home’ has a different meaning for all of us.

  • Send us a short message for Oscar (up to 7 sentences!) in which you tell him what ‘home’ means for you, what home is for you. It can be a simple thing or a feeling you have.
  • If you like you may attach a photo, an image or a drawing, a poem or whatever else comes to your mind when you think about ‘home’.
  • Don’t forget to add your name or let us know if you want your message to be posted anonymously.
  • Please use “welcome home” as subject of your email so that we know it’s for that specific purpose and not a regular message.

Our Email address is contact@supportforoscar.com

You can also send your message via our Facebook page

Send in your message by August 20, please.

We will publish all your messages on our blog, one after the other.
Depending on how many contributions we get, we may start a few days before he gets home.
Please understand that we won’t be able to say when exactly your message will go online! You’ll get a reply from us when we got your message, so you can be sure yours will get posted.

Let’s welcome Oscar back home!

Thank you in advance!
Your ‘Support for Oscar’ Team

Go Bravely

Dear Oscar

Last week on a balmy, picture perfect summer day, I made a visit to our local lavender and wild flower fields. As I walked through this beautiful English landscape, I soaked in the gentle beauty of the flowers; I breathed in the soft fragrance, I felt at peace and thanked God for all His blessings.

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As they so often do, my thoughts turned to you. It made me sad to think of your enforced confinement whilst I walked blissfully free in this beautiful and tranquil place. With you in the forefront of my mind, and surrounded by nature’s fragrant jewels, I was reminded of the poignant words of Oscar Wilde written during his period of incarceration:

“Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole.” – Oscar Wilde

Oscar, God willing you will soon leave the confines of prison walls and regimes behind you, and you will view the world with new eyes and fresh perspective. Senses enhanced, your view of the world will be re-interpreted by your recent past and experience of deprivation and denial. But unlike Oscar Wilde, I believe that Oscar Pistorius will once more find his place in a society that is so desperately in need of such good and honourable men.

But before you take those tentative steps into a new and uncertain future, you have earned the right to be still; to rest, to recuperate, to heal, to soak in the tender beauty of family love, to breathe in the soft fragrance of freedom, to feel at peace and thank God for all His blessings.

My dear boy, I pray every day for justice, for your well-being, and for your peace of mind to be restored. Do not be fearful, for our Heavenly Father will surely walk alongside you as you leave that place and into the future that He has shaped for you.

Go bravely into that future Oscar.
It belongs to you.

“Believe in yourself and all that you are” and know that you are truly, deeply, loved.

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God bless you Oscar

Love Heather x

Highest Courage

Oscar, you know you’re going to face a whole load of adversity – possibly more than you ever have before. But don’t let them get you down! Don’t become what others want you to be, you are special and unique. Be YOU, and no-one else <3

Love and blessings,

Laura
(olcpfriends)

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Moving On

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Dear Oscar,

You are STRONG,
because you know your own weaknesses.

Your are BEAUTIFUL,
because you are aware of your flaws.

You are FEARLESS,
because you learnt to recognise illusion from real.

You are WISE,
because you have learnt from your mistakes.

You will be LOVED again,
because you have seen into the face of pure hate

and

YOU WILL LAUGH AGAIN,
because you have known the ultimate sadness.

Keep your HEAD UP,
because we will continue to SUPPORT YOU.

All the best

Andrea

Hold on to Him

Dear Oscar

You are almost home. Praying that God will prepare you for this. Just hold on to Him no matter what people might say when you are released. Just know there is a lot of people who are praying for you and standing by your side. I believe in you were not guilty. May God protect you and guide you. I believe that you will be stronger after this. Will be praying for your desire to work with children. May God open doors for you.

Lydia Rautenbach