On Thursday 23rd of January our beautiful daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. This marked the change of our lives as we knew it and a scary and uncertain path ahead of us.
I have had millions of thoughts rushing around my head from this day, and I wanted to try and get them out some semi coherent way.
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve felt the need to write anything more challenging than a shopping list, but this just feels like something I need to do.
Anyone who knows me well will know I’m not one for over sharing my innermost thoughts and feelings. And I’m certainly no fan of the current obsession with social media and the need to update all and sundry with their every move. But, this feels different.
I’ve never felt more useless in my entire life. When it mattered the most and my baby girl needed me more than ever, I had nothing.
So, in some tiny insignificant way I figured if I got some of my thoughts out here it may help me keep a clearer head when it needs to be about Poppy – and what I think and feel doesn’t matter.
If you know us and want to keep up to date with Poppy’s progress then I’ll try and write as often as I can. I can’t promise this will be the cheeriest thing you’ll ever read. But, I will do my best to be as honest as possible, not resort to clichés and do justice to our remarkable little girl and the fight she has ahead of her. If I can manage this with half the resilience and courage she’s shown so far then I’ll be happy.