Article last updated : 16/06/2010
At Last - A New Blog
It’s been a while since Katie’s Dad shared his thoughts with you so read on. We promise there is not a mention of the word “coalition” anywhere.
When Katie was unwell we were told of the roller coaster ride that our lives would become with good days and bad days.
There were undoubtedly good days though I have to say these were generally what I would call “not too bad days”. Looking back though all days spent with Katie once we knew the diagnosis were all good
Since Katie’s passing, and I cannot believe we are now in our third year of life without her, the roller coaster has in many ways been replaced by a world that has no analogy. I would not recommend it to anyone yet it has some amazing highs.
As you know the cricket day is very important to me and Katie’s family as it is a tangible way of remembering her and also doing something very positive for Little Havens and the Danbury Mission.
It was great, yet incredibly moving, to be shown around Little Havens last week and to see where our money has gone. To hear staff talk of Katie in such loving terms was wonderful too. I will update you of the finances as soon as we have them from the hospice’s finance department.
Recently I was doing the small talk in a business setting (think its called “networking”) and I had done the “how was your journey?”, “do you know the area” blah, blah, blah. I then got on to families etc and knew its coming. Like a huge great train that it getting nearer and nearer until I heard the words “Do you have children Nick?”
When we were in Australia at a family do one of the neighbours who did not know Katie’s story simply asked me “Have you kids Nick?” Now, those who know me are aware that I am not normally lost for words but I could not think of anything to say. Luckily Alison came to the rescue by explaining the situation. Why is it so difficult?
Katie would want to me to finish on a happier note so here is this week’s gag – What cheese can you hide a horse in? The answer is Mascarpone! Think about it…..