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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Mark- Dancing With Angels

my daughter made this beautiful video for my son, feel free to check it out xxx
(click on the title of this post to see the video)

For the love of good people

As some of you will already know, i buried my son on monday the 25th of january, we had a beautiful service carried out by a spiritulist, susan gibson.
We had stipulated that flowers were to be presented by close family only and that donations would be appreciated, the proceeds to go to marks favourite youth club and to his wonderful friends.
People gave so very generously, we raised 700 pounds for the kids,
out of that money, a trophy is being made, the "Mark Jacobs" trophy, this will be presentented to the best sports achiever of the year, as mark was the special needs football teams mascott and it will be passed on every year.

That really touched my heart, just knowing that different people would be using that club, not knowing anything of mark and yet they will hear such wonderful stories of his time there.

Well to be quite honest, we have been having a real bad time of things lately, the change is beyond anything we imagined, and everything dissapears so suddenly, so it blew me away to hear from my husbands fishing pals that they too had donated the proceeds of their tickets and the winners prize money of a fishing competition they had today to our family to help us out a little.
They too are buying a trophy cup in marks honour and i couldnt be any prouder if i tried, over half of these men have never even met mark, yet they have supported my husband through every operation hed ever had and ultimately, his death.

It does my heart good to know there really are still some good people in the world, and despite our terrible loss and the troubles ahead, we are still being thought of and for that i will be eternally greatful.

Thank you to each and everyone of you that have supported us during this time xxx

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Dancing With Angels - Special Announcement

My beautiful little soldier passed away at home yesterday morning at 6.15 very peacefully.

We were told on tuesday 12th of january that mark had no brain activity, after he stopped breathing on the 23rd of december last year and had made no recovery.

There was nothing more the hospital could do for him after several attempts and two brain operations so we opted to bring mark home.

We got him home tuesday afternoon and he hung on in with us until saturday morning at 6.15am.

His funeral will be a week on monday, we have opted to have a spiritulist other than a priest to do the service as my faith is pretty non existant right now, but we are all quite content with the idea.

Due to the circumstances i have no idea when il get back on track here , but in the mean time i want to say a very special and warm THANKYOU to all of you that said prayers and sent your love in our time of need, you will never know how important that was to us as a family.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Getting Prepared For Cupboard Organization

I went into the town today to get some plastic storage boxes to use in my kitchen cupboard organization.
Whilst i only have one and a half days , twice a week to do anything due to hospital stays with my son, i did take the time to check out and clear most of the clutter from 3 of my kitchen cupboards, i then sat back and looked at what was left, i made notes as to how and where id like to store certain items according to their use.

i also made a concious decision to better organise our personal mail ect that we recieve and have to deal with daily, so i will be trying to create a cupboard or space like a sml office so that nothing gets overlooked and every day things will be better managed.

This will take some more thought as to how it will work to suit everyone and hopefully bennefit everyone in the long term, so it will be a work in progress that hopefully i will be able to share with you once ive got it up and running, so watch out for that in a future blog.

Hopefully il be able to take some pictures to show you these works in progress as i go along, if that proves too time consuming il do a before and after picture and explain what i did, how and what i used and where i got things from.
until next time,
take care xxx

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Appologies For The Delay- update on my son

Id like to take this oppertunity to firstly appologise for not setting my new goals in motion as yet and for not being able to compleate my first task, please let me explain.

For those that have been following my blog most will know that my son mark has been very seriously ill in hospital for around 8 weeks now.

Mark stopped breathing on the 23rd of december, he was rushed from one hospital to another on a ventilator, which he remained on for several days, being taken from his mouth to his nose and is now luckily on 50% oxygen but breating for himself.

He has had two operations on his brain, the first to relieve fluid and pressure from his brain, the second to apply new apparatous to ensure that the fluid and pressure is kept at bay by the means of a shunt.
(if anyone would like to know more about this, just ask).

Unfortunately mark isnt making much progress at all, he has no swallow and is being tube fed, he has a machine that helps him to cough and combat a cheast infection,his movements are very involentary and hes making no real attempt at speach or eye contact.
he can fix on us but just how much he hears or sees is anyones guess right now, will he improve ? whilst we have many people praying for mark, there are no real guarentees, hes still a very sick lil man.

At the moment, my husband, my two daughters and myself are taking it in turns to stay in the hospital with him whilst we can.
We are in our second room in the hostal thats attatched to I.C.U and H.D.U, though they are just temporary until someone else needs it that has futher to travel than our 14 miles to reach and be with their loved ones at the hospital.

I hadnt planned on bringing so much of my private life to this blog, at least not this early, but this is real life and i cant pretend its not happening so please bare with me if i do the odd update or need to rant from time to time.

Thankyou for your patience and understanding
wendy xxx

Saturday, 2 January 2010

2010 Contract

After serious & cautious consideration... your contract of friendship has been renewed for the New Year 2010!

It was a very hard decision to make... So try not to screw it up!!!

My Wish for You in 2010

May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for £100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy
May the problems you had, forget your home address!
In simple words ............
May 2010 be the best year of your life!!!

Happy New Year!!