This means we have managed to raise £700 in the auction - which I will double to bring that total to £1400!! The Just Giving page has been so busy, again, thank you. I have received so many donations. If you would like the visit the page, the link is:
This brings us to the close of the auction, which I timed specifically, as we made the decision to let Jacob go on this day 9 years ago (the date is different, of course, due to the leap year). It was a horrendous decision - but thankfully one Jacobs dad and myself agreed was best. Our family and friends were there to support us. At the time, I couldn't see how I'd ever get over, or move on from loosing Jacob. It wasn't easy, of course. But life does go on. And the old saying, time is a healer, is true. That horrendous ache in your heart, slowly recedes, and life starts to fill again with happiness. My heart now goes out to those parents and their families who will also suffer this loss. But it will be okay. Life is fair, and wonderful - but there's always going to be hurt in the mix. We just have to try to piece ourselves back together and appreciate all the wonderful things we do have, slowly and gently.
I have had so many messages saying I'm brave - I don't feel that way, I just feel very lucky to have made it out the other side with a view on life that's been dramatically changed for the better. And I owe a lot to my friends and family who have been there to help me do this.
Today, I'm going to walk my hairy kids with my lovely friend, then get ready for tomorrow's show - and I'm really looking forward to it! Good company then a crafty afternoon. Life is good.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.