Thursday, August 31, 2006

Welcome to my blog

I have been thinking about getting a blog for a while now, just never got round to it!
The last month has seen changes to my life which no-one could ever have predicted, so I thought a blog could be a good way to look for the positive in things.

So what happened to change everything so drastically?

On Thursday 10th August my darling husband Nigel died. He had not been ill. In fact, I can count the number of times he had visited the doctor in the last 20 years on one hand. A massive heart attack took him from me that night, so sudden and so quick I did not even have time to say goodbye. I spoke to him at 1.10am and at 2.00am he fell out of bed. His official time of death was given as 2.55am but I know that it was earlier than that. I did everything I could to save him, and then let the paramedics continue what I had started, but he was already gone.

Nigel died while we were on holiday in Portugal with our two daughters, Sophie and Alexandra. Sophie is 4 and Alex is 2. My reason for living now is these two beautiful girls. Nigel lives on in them and that gives me strength. I miss him more every day but I am trying to get on with things as best I can.

That's where scrapbooking comes into it. I think it will be a complete lifeline for me as I come to terms with my grief. I will post layouts here as I complete them.

Please come back and see me regularly.