Saturday, October 12, 2013
Today I can talk.
I am sorry for the briefness of yesterdays post. I, like everyone else in blog land was devastated by the passing of Cathey, aka Pumpkin Patch. Later on in the day I managed to put up a fb post; I just didn't have the balance to inform friends one to one who might have been missed the blogging. That is what is at the top of this post.
Thank you Maggee for emailing me and thank you Katie for informing us despite your own grief which I know must be terrible.
Cathey was an amazing woman; she supported me through her blogs when I myself was diagnosed and because she was such an inspiring lady, it meant we all wanted to support her.
I am sure everyone in blogland feels the pain of her passing equally and I am sure from emails I have received, we all want to do what we promised, and help Junior know exactly how many lives Cathey touched all over the world.
Every year, when Cathey's blogoversary comes up, let's put up a tribute so when Junior is old enough to google his mom or look through her blog, he can see for himself what she meant to us and what he now means to us. I know his family and Cathey's personal friends will keep her alive for him, but how wonderful for him to to see she touched hearts in Ireland, UK, America, Canada, Australia and the list could go on. Let's make an official Pumpkin Patch Day and in doing so, let Junior see what he means to us because of the love his mother had/has for him.
If you are happy to give up your blogs for a day, put it in your sidebar. Add a counter. Whatever it takes to spread word of Cathey's joy for life, her 'vavavoom' which touched even those of us many miles away and equally to hi-light this bloody stupid disease which takes far too many wonderful people far too early.
The irony of my post, putting cancer behind me has not been missed. I didn't even manage a day. It is an evil so and so which has a sick sense of humour to my mind. After hearing about Cathey's passing my husband heard that his uncle has liver cancer. He too is a wonderful man, a surgeon who often goes to poor countries to offer surgery for free to those in the greatest need. Cancer sucks.
So today I am off to a friend's to sit up a mountain and shout at God. If I get struck by lightening expect storms cus I have a lot of steam to let of and I can let it of in person just as well if I end up in God's presence. I am sorry if that upsets the more religious amongst you: I live with the philosophy he made me, he knows what he is doing...so he understands me warts and all.
I was going to post about my new Victorian Christmas SAL but I just don't have the heart today.
Have a wonderful weekend: enjoy your families and take time to just appreciate what you have. Smile and laugh because life is there to be enjoyed.