She only needs another £219 to get to £1,000
23.06.2009 - 23.06.2009 26 °C
Laura is taking part in the race for life at poole on Sunday in memory of Lois, and she has so far obtained £781 sponsorship.. She is hoping to get to £1,000 by the day, so if you haven't sponsored her and would like to, in memory of our lovely Lois, then please pledge you donation to:
www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/lauraackerman if you are a UK tax payer, please press the "gift aid" donation.
I also received a lovely message from Paula, a friend of Lois's, who visited Mottisfont with Helen recently. Mottisfont is where Lois and I got married in 2001, Here's what Paula had to say:
Emotional was not the word. Actually, Lois was definitely looking after us. The sun shone, the sky was blue, the roses blooming and the experience really wonderful. We took a tour of the house and enjoyed knowing that we were in a place where Lois was so happy in life and peaceful in death. What a glorious spot to spend eternity!!!!!
We were both fine until we took a look at the wedding albums that the guide had directed us to. As we walked up to the table there was your wedding photo staring straight up at us, open at exactly the right page! I'm afraid it was all too much for me and the other visitors clearly thought I was bonkers as I stood sobbing like a loony! That set H off too, so clearly they thought we were a couple of sad old spinsters who couldn't look at strangers' wedding photos without breaking down!
We loved being there with Lois and had the perfect day for saying goodbye to her. We had a good old swap of 'Lois' stories and drank a toast to you both over dinner that night. Ironically, I bumped into a friend this morning who lost his wife to cancer very suddenly a few weeks ago at the age of 54 and told him of my trip. He cried too, it's clearly still so raw for him to also have lost the love of his life so early.
So, emotional yes, but uplifting too. And I wouldn't have expected anything less of a visit with Lois! I'm more determined than ever to do the Great North Run and to live life to the full regardless of what it throws at me!
I know H would love to hear from you, so do drop her a line.
Keep in touch,