Sunday, 28 November 2010
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Moving on to the day....
I had also bought some blow up balloons to make the numbers up to 16, and attached them to the helium balloons and tied them all in a 'bouquet' ready for the release later.
Sally-Ann and Mike arrived at our home at 12 midday, ready for the drive up to Carn Brea.
The weather was glorious, and despite the chill in the air, which meant that I covered up my pink jumper with my hideous jacket, the walk up to the monument showed up views for miles.
We then took the photo's for Sandra, so that I could send them to her, to show what we had done for Emily
Having waited for the release time, which San had advised would be 1pm or just before, we counted to 3 and I released the balloons into the atmosphere.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
and it was just finishing strips to completed the door and make it all beautiful one more!
Then it was off upstairs to the bathroom - normally a very cold and draughty place as the seals on the previous window did not work!
Sunday, 7 November 2010
I was actually chatting with my Aunt on the phone at the time, and she said to me that she had to go, as Emily was being sick.
It turns out that she was choking.
There was nothing that my Aunt could do, and the paramedics could do nothing either.
I am posting this retrospectively one week later (today is the 14th) as I have been unable to bring myself to think about this shocking event without breaking down.
We chose Emily for our family. When I say we chose her, she was adopted by my Aunt and Uncle when she was a few weeks old. Her birth mother did not feel she could cope with a Downs Syndrome child, which is such a shame, but by the same token, very lucky for our family. She was such a joy to be around, and so very loving.
We had the honour of becoming her godparents.
I have just been told today (14th) that her 'party' and celebration of her life, or funeral for those of you who are more traditional, will be on the 23rd. At 1pm we shall be releasing pink helium balloons into the air in her memory.
We love you so much Emily Charlotte Rose. Now you can be with Nanny, Grampi and Uncle Alan - I now you will keep them in line!