We passed the 7 month mark on the 19th, Emily is never far from my thoughts but more recently I've been thinking what we would have been doing had events not turned out the way they have, she was so beautifully cute when she was born, certainly taking after her mother! I have no doubt she'd have stolen many people's hearts for her cute smile if she were here.
Getting back to Forever Stars, we have some fantastic events lined up over the coming weeks and months, notably we're going to the dogs again on August 1st (all ticket money goes to Forever Stars), then we have our family fun day on August 25th (Bank Holiday Monday) at the Village Hotel in Chilwell; really nervous about this one, as it will be the first daytime event we have done just with Forever Stars so we succeed or fail by ourselves this time!!
This week we have been interviewed by Notts TV and the Nottingham Evening Post, it is really great that our home town is supporting us so strongly, we have the aim of making sure that everyone in Nottingham at least hears about Forever Stars and the need for our fabulous city to have the sort of support for stillbirth or neonatal loss that we deserve, I'm not sure if 'centre of excellence' is the right term but whatever it is, that is what we want to see in Nottingham (and hopefully further a field) as a result of Forever Stars and all the hard work that supporters of the charity have put in to it.
Next week, we are at the Nottingham Forest training open day (Thursday 31st July) as part of our charity partnership with the club for the 2014/15 season, I've been a Forest fan since I was Finlay's age and it gives me such a buzz that my boyhood club is now supporting us - if you are going down to the City Ground, please pop over and say hi!
When I think about everything that Emily has inspired us to do and how she has touched so many people in all corners of the world, I am overwhelmingly proud of her; I try to move away from the thoughts that this is the reason why she came to us for an all too brief period of our lives but if we can't have her to hold and hug, I feel very content that she will always been seen as a little girl that left a very positive imprint on the world, helping many families for the future.
All of this is has been achieved because of people like you, that are reading this blog, i.e. people who care and whilst I'd like to do more, all I can offer is our grateful thanks xx