Saturday, 15 October 2016

Siblings || October 2016

I'm typing this post some time after midnight on Friday 14th October 2016, I'm in the living room with Mark having a panad after coming home from work.

On Wednesday 14th October 2015, I was writing my Siblings post in the darkness of our room in Weston House as Martha Grace was first on the theatre list for Thursday 15th October.

Regular readers of the blog will already know that we've recently had the date for Martha's next lot of surgery. Today we received another phone call to change the date to a couple of weeks later in the month.

I'm anxious that this puts us another two weeks behind schedule in terms of her recovery, but I know that it just wasn't meant to be and there's a reason why this new date has been given for Martha.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A letter to Martha Grace || October 2016

To my Beautiful and Brave Warrior,

I lied, I told you in the last letter that if we hadn't heard from London by the end of September then I would chase them up...but I didn't. October arrived and we'd organised a party for Isabella to have with her school friends and I told myself that once her party was done then I most definitely would call GOSH. But they beat me to it.

I was about to finish work on Friday and I was just having a quick scan on Facebook, I noticed that GOSH had posted a photo of my favourite Consultant - so I took a screenshot and sent it to your Daddy with the caption "Be still my beating heart". When I came back to my desk a few moments later, I'd had a text off Daddy saying that London had called and that I needed to phone him ASAP.

Monday, 19 September 2016

A letter to Martha Grace || September 2016

My "not-so-little" girl,
I haven't written you a letter since June, I'm sorry. So much has happened since I last wrote that I don't know if I'll remember everything I want to say to you.

We've had a summer as a family; we've had family days out and we've had days at home just enjoying being together. We celebrated your third birthday with a party with our closest family and friends, we finally managed to get you out of nappies and now you're wearing big girl knickers all day long.