Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Happy 21st birthday my angel.

Words are worthless today my beautiful, brave, witty girl. I miss you with every heartbeat.I will forever cherish every second we shared together, Happy 21st birthday my angel.

Keep thinking of our verse.

God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can
and the wisdom to know the difference.

I will love you until I take my last breath and then we will be re-united xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Live life then give life xxx

Well I have been thinking about what to write on the blog, don't want to keep boring you all with my shitty stuff. After all it is Ellis's blog and I want it to stay that way.

Then a ray of sunshine came in the way of the attached link. Ellis knew many of the people featured in the link., after watching, it bought tears to my eyes and saddened me but it also gave me joy and hope.

Mike (pictured with wife Claire) had been in the next room in hospital with Ellis for a long period, and sadly passed away just a week or so before Ellis received her transplant. This was the day of the meteor shower so he really did go out with a bang!

Mike, who shared a very unique bond with Ellis, passed away just a few days before Ellis. When Ellis heard this very sad news and after shedding a few tears, Ellis smiled and said "I told you I was doing the right thing,  we always knew he would pass to the next life just before me so he can be waiting with a drink and a big smile on his face"  They had said this for many years, maybe somehow they knew x

Then there are the lovely girls, Kirstie, Amy, Kerry, Sophie and the lovely Chantelle who was Ellis Papworth buddy, often getting into trouble with the nurses for chatting too late into the night or not being around for their IVs.

So please take a look at the link and if you are on or are thinking of joining the organ donor register, please please discuss your wishes with your family.


Saturday, 7 July 2012

A busy week.

Firstly, I went to visit our friend Gary, who on the 24 June had his much needed double lung transplant. I was a little unsure as to how I would cope returning to Papworth. Would I turn into a blubbering wreck, would I get half way there and decide to turn back? Well, I actually felt totally at ease, like I was returning home, I felt uplifted and at peace. To top it off seeing Gary looking so well, with colour in his cheeks and a twinkle in his eye's was priceless.

Secondly, The arrangements for a final resting place for Ellis have nearly been finalized. Yes, I know it's been a long time but it is the last thing we can do for her and we want everything to be perfect. After all Ellis was a very special young lady and deserves only the very best.

Thirdly it was Georgie's birthday yesterday, (you will know about Georgie from previous blogs) so we lit a candle for her and posted her songs on Ellis' Facebook page. I know that Jordan and Ellis will make sure she has a good time and parties in style.

                                                    Ellis & the Lovely Lisa

Finally, today is the Lovely Lisa's 1st transplant anniversary. After a very difficult recovery she is now getting back on track. Wishing you all the luck and good health Lisa, look forward to joining you in your celebration later tonight. You know the three girls will be looking down on you - watch out for those water bombs and no doing the Macarena.. lol x