On Saturday I attended a spring ball
held at the Queens hotel in Leeds a beautiful and very regal hotel. With stunning architecture and incredible rooms.
The reason I attended this ball was to help raise funds for charities that I am passionate to support, Special kids in the UK being one of them.
Yet this ball was extra special as it honoured a beautiful little girl Lucy Mai.
Four years ago last november Dean and Annie and my husband and I faced the worst thing that could ever happen to a parent. The loss of a child. Within a week of each other we lost Livvy and they lost Lucy Mai.
Within a week our hearts were forever broken.
We began on the journey nobody ever wishes to start.
The year after our loss Dean and Alan invited Alan and I to the Lucy Mai’s Spring Ball. To join them as they raise funds in celebration of the life and the gift of Lucy Mai.
Now I can tell you that we didn’t attend due to money issues, child care etc but the truth is we didn’t have the strength.
You see to be part of the world of special needs when you have a child with disabilities is hard.
Yet to stay part of the world when your connection to it is lost is truly courageous.
And that is what Dean and Annie are , truly courageous.
We were there on Saturday raising funds in memory of Lucy Mai. A beautiful young girl who was a gift to her parents and to all that knew her.
We there to raise funds to support charities that are lifelines to parents with children with disabilities. Each in its own way giving strength to many on this hard journey.
I know that Dean and Annie would tell you that they don’t do this all alone. That they have an amazing team behind them and yes to that team I say thank you.
But to Dean and Annie I want to say this.
“I’m sure Lucy Mai is looking down on you both with such pride.
You are a amazing couple who have faced heartache with such grace and courage.
I think I write on behalf of many when I say thank you for all that you do.
But I write on a personal level when I say that you both rock and that you both are inspirational”
Saturday night was a memorable night in so many ways.
I’m praying the night raised lots of money.
I’m also praying Dean and Annie realise how truly amazing they are.