The children having a lovely time at CHASE Hospice at the weekend, and William even licking his fingers after dipping them in yogurt.
I can't believe a week has almost passed since I last blogged. Wills continues to thrive. We can't believe how much life and energy he has not. It is wonderful to see. His personality was always comic and full of fun but he now has a new vibrancy. We spent the last weekend at our hospice and, as you can see, all the children (and their Mum) had a really happy time. I feel a lot lighter now. A lot of worry has gone from all of us. Whatever happens now, it was right for William to have the transplant. Of course, there will always be uncertainties for anyone after transplant but how ever many years he has now will be years of living life to the full. We all are. It feels a lot like life has begun again for us all. Before coming on my blog, I booked tickets to take Hope to see Moya Brennan in a couple of weeks time. I just would not have taken a risk on booking something like that during the last couple of years as it would have been so likely William would have been in hospital when the day came. (As soon as I had booked them I realised Hope is going to be in France on her French exchange 'Doh!' so this will now be a treat for Ellie.)
In my last blog I mentioned how I am trying to put all the pieces together and build my own life. Well, I had a really exciting meeting with my mentor for theological reflection and spirituality in my theology and vocation course. She was really excited by all the material I have collected over the last six months; the writing, photographs and other items. She gave me some fantastic guidelines on how to use it all to create the reflections I need for my course but also to use as the source and foundation for many more projects. I am going to re-start using my 'arty farty blog' - 'MyJourney With William, an Exploration' to share how this work develops so keep a look out over there if you are interested in the creative and spiritual elements of the journey.