She would have been 52 today

I’m conscious that this blog could deteriorate into one of those “round-robin” letters that you used to get at Christmas (and I was guilty of sending them many years ago, pre-email). It’s not meant to be about our family per se, it’s about Juliet. So I can simply say that there has not been much change since the last post.

I will just include this short video of Juliet and the girls decorating the Christmas tree, from 9 December 2009. Juliet looks well but two weeks later she would be struck by the first effect of the metastatic brain tumour that would eventually prove fatal. She was in hospital 23-24th December but we got her back late on Christmas Eve, and having her home for that Christmas remains one of the happiest I can remember.

And a few photos from that Christmas, five years ago:

Christmas Day 2009

Christmas Day 2009

Home for Christmas Eve 2009

Home for Christmas Eve 2009

Boxing Day 2009

Boxing Day 2009

Happy Birthday Juliet.  But you will always be 48 years, 7 months and 6 days old.

About hodders

Husband and proud father of two daughters. Now a widower. Trying to balance between not dwelling on Juliet's death, but telling the world how much I loved her. Tricky.
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One Response to She would have been 52 today

  1. Barry Mellish says:

    A very dear friend of mine from college (we met in 1966) “lost” his wife a few years ago. To cut a long story short he married the widow of another college and they are very happy together. They have their work cut out in managing their time – they have four families to visit and all the childrenchildren/grandchildren. They have a new challenge now as my friend has prostate cancer, but they are fighting this together.
    So there is a life after death – good luck and God Bless for 2015.

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