Tomorrow is another first…. Jess’ first birthday not being here 💔. Jess would have been 9, except as she’s not with us anymore I’m calling it 8+1.
So unlike in years gone by, we won’t be blowing up balloons, excitedly waking up at 5am to open gifts and presents or lighting candles on a cake. But we will celebrate all the wonderful memories, the determined spirit, the mischievous games Jess used to adore, the endless love and cuddles and the unwavering bravery Jess showed. To mark the occasion, we’ll be taking a walk on the beach, something Jess loved to do and donating to Children with Cancer UK.
And of course, in what has become a post Jess way of coping, I’ve added a birthday poem to the growing collection. Here’s hoping wherever she is, she knows we’re celebrating her short but very precious time with us. ❤️
Happy Birthday Jess! 🍰 🎈 🎁
Today you would have been nine years old Half way to an adult, I would have been told Except for the fact you’re not here any more So eight + one is your new age score A few things have happened since you passed away But we still miss you lots, every single day. With us in spirit, I know that you are With your ring on my finger, you’re never very far We’ve been building a legacy, so we all remember you To be honest, it’s helped us know what to do We’ve built you a website, in your name I think you would have like the minor fame We’re fundraising lots, £17k raised already The increase in funds has been nice and steady So many charities to support, that we could choose All of who, our support could use. I’ve told your tale to spread the word I’ve wanted to make sure that we got heard You’ve been on Websites, in magazines and have a song too So many ways we’re remembering you. Ideas are a plenty from your old school I think you’ll think they’re all rather cool A tree, a bench and an annual award too It’s fair to say they won’t forget you So today, for your birthday, we’re off to the coast It’s seems a fitting way, your birthday to toast I’ll play a few pranks, which I know you would have done And we’ll try to make sure, we have lots of fun So happy birthday Jess, my mini me. I hope that you’re ok, wherever you may be. I hope somewhere you’re celebrating too And watching how much we still miss you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️