Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Oh. MY. GOD.

Today was a good day. Today made me cry with overwhelming emotion. Today I received the most beautiful quilt made by members of the online community that I am part of. They have been making it in secret since May and I had no idea. Each square was made by someone different and made with love. I feel so touched to have been thought of in this way. It is incredible that support comes from where you least expect it. Often the places you think it should come from, are the least forthcoming - which is hard to deal with. However then something like today happens and your faith in humanity is restored. I feel very privileged to have these amazing people in my life - despite having never met any of them! Love you all internet weirdies. I shall be wrapped up in your love.
My Quilt of Love
Absolutely - my new mantra!
Couldn't agree more.
So how's things otherwise? Well, I have reached the half way mark in chemo and man I am knackered. I am constantly tired and feeling ropey for quite a large part of each two weeks. My consultant has let me have a break which I really need. So on Saturday we fly to New York baby! I can't quite believe that we are going to be there in 3 days. I feel a trip to Tiffany & Co. coming on - need more bling. We are then going to Niagra where we can catch up with Darrell's cousin which will be brilliant. Then off up the New England coast to Cape Cod and then Boston. I have always wanted to go to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. There will be many photos to be taken. I really can't wait for the time off chemo as I have had enough. My body needs a rest as does my soul. I don't have another treatment until October which I am hoping is going to give me a good recharge. Then it is countdown to the finish line.

So I guess this will be my last post until we get back from the US of A. It will be odd as we are in New York for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I feel quite emotional at the thought really. I feel I need to go to Ground Zero to pay my respects. I was very fortunate that I didn't know of anyone that was lost in the tragedy, but I feel that I need to go there. Odd really but there you go. Anyway - I shall think of you all whilst consuming pretzels and other NY associated food! See you in a couple of weeks.


  1. It was truly a pleasure.

    When you are in NY for 9/11, can you do me a favour? Can you look up to the sky and tell Kenny and Arty that you are there on my behalf and I haven't forgotten them. If you can find their names on the memorials they are Kenneth Alan Simon and his Dad Arthur Simon.


    R/HH x

  2. What a lovely post, gorgeous quilt :-)

    Hope you have an amazing time in NY and get to visit Tiffany's.


  3. Oh Rach of course I will. After what you have done for me it would be an honour. Xxx

  4. That quilt is something else, and completely deserved.

    Have an AMAZING trip! With diamonds!

    Bon voyage xxx