What a journey my life turned out to be. I am sorry that I have had to leave you all but I am told that I am needed for another purpose (its secret squirrel stuff I’m not allowed to talk about). It seems that my work here is done.
Over the past few months many of you would have followed my many adventures and mishaps on this blog and through my beloved family. I hope that I have served as an inspiration to you as well as given you a smile from time to time. And while I didn’t get to meet a lot of you, I appreciate that there were always so many people who thought about, loved, prayed and sent positive vibes to me. I felt them all and they helped me to battle on for as long as I possibly could.
For those that I did get to meet, thank you. I always loved to have visitors and was always a bit sad when Mummy and Daddy told me that I was asleep when someone came in to see me. But at least you didn’t see me when I was grumpy. Apparently I’m not so lovely then. I’m sure that if I had gone home straight after birth like a lot of babies do, I wouldn’t have met anywhere near as many special people. I was never alone and always had lots of company. I meet some other very special babies and their parents while in the neonatal unit. Making mischief with bells and alarms with the other babes so that the nurses would have to run between us was always the most fun. None of them I will forget and I will visit them from time to time to see what they are up to.
Speaking of nurses, where are my blue pyjamas? I’m pretty sure that I was promised a pair of my own. Never mind, I thank you all for looking after me with such passion on both the good days and the bad. I know that on some days I certainly made you work for your money. And to all the doctors, specialists and everyone else at the neonatal unit I thank you. You were my home. I am sure that without all of your good work I would never have made it past week one. I know that you were all rooting for me (if only secretly) till the very end.
I learnt a lot in my seven months of life. I learnt about some key things that make up life. I learnt about how great family and friends are, especially when they bring you presents and tell you stories. I learnt about love and how wonderful it feels to be loved so I always looked forward to 5:30 everyday when Mummy brings Daddy in to see me and they give me warm cuddles and baths. I learnt about happiness and whether that is in the form of a little rubber duck we call ducky holding in your dummy or having your tummy filled with milk on time doesn’t matter, it all feels great. I learnt that it is ok to take lollies from strangers as long as they are wearing blue scrubs and say that it is called sucrose. I learnt that hiding things is great fun, I know that daddy thinks I am still hiding stuff even now. I also learnt that Mummy’s and Daddy’s are the best people in the world.
I hope that from the things that I have learnt you will all be reminded of those great and simple things in your lives that makes life great, and have a little bit of appreciation for them amongst all the noise that is everything else.
While I don’t hope to see any of you again soon for obvious reasons, I do hope to see you all again one day and that you will always remember me. I have a place marker in the sky, but I bet you can’t guess which one!
With Love From,
A Note From Mummy & Daddy:
Firstly, apologies for putting up the incorrect street address of 175 adelaide road instead of 375. I hope that everyone found the venue ok.
Secondly, thank you to everyone that has sent through comments on here, cards to us and donations to the neonatal trust. We have read them all and sincerely appreciate them.
Thirdly, thank you to everyone that attended Mitchell's service today. Having so many special people there made the day even more fantastic.
Thank You all, you are all in our hearts.
Glenn & Tamar