Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris were devastated when they found out their three children had died aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 on July 17, 2014.
Mo, 13, Evie, 11, and Otis, 9 died alongside their 68-year-old grandfather, Mariet's father, on the plane headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
The Dutch Safety Board later confirmed that the plane crashed after being hit by a Russian-made Buk missile over eastern Ukraine.
All 283 people aboard the plane died.
“Our family was torn apart when MH17 was blown out of the sky by the violent anger of a nationalist missile” the couple said in a statement to the Department of Foreign Affairs. “Our three innocent, beautiful and inspiring children were killed, alongside their grandfather, Nick Norris"
Violet was born Tuesday.
“We believe that Mo, whose 14th birthday was Saturday, Evie, 12 next week, Otis, 10 next month, and Granddad Nick have sent us an amazing gift," the couple said. "Violet’s birth is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate.”
“We still live with pain, but Violet, and the knowledge that all four kids are with us always, brings light to our darkness," they said. “We will continue to love all four of our children equally. Violet brings some hope and joy for us. We hope she brings hope and joy for you too.”
Wonderful news for Perth's Maslin family, torn apart by the MH17 tragedy. "Violet May Maslin came in to the world on...