Just a sister 

“I’m just a sister” this what my daughter told Prince Harry earlier this week at the Wellchild awards when he asked her why she had won her award. 
I’m just a sister, 

NO my darling girl you are a sister but you are a whole lot more as well. You are kind, caring, compassionate, funny, and loud. You make me smile in the darkest days sometimes even without meaning to and you are one of the wisest people I know. 

Monday night was incredible it was so magical to see you treated as a princess from the red carpet to our royal dinner companion the night was exceptional.

Watching you Brodie receive the Wellchild award for most caring youngster was a moment I will cherish forever. I am so proud of you my daughter, your courage to stand up for what you believe in, to fight for others. Your endless capacity for love. 

Our night was just marvellous , Prince Harry was so lovely and genuine. Getting to meet him was wonderful, getting to sit along side him at our table was amazing . I know you were so nervous and I was so very grateful to Gaby Roslin for taking you and your sister around for photos with other celebrities. Many I didn’t recognise because in your words “I’m out of touch”. 

Wellchild certainly did their award winners and their families proud. The Dorchester was so beautiful, the celebrity guests, the food were all spectacular. We all had a memory making night. 

For me seeing you, Brodie on that stage was just amazing watching the video honouring you was priceless. Hearing you speak about missing Livvy tore at my heart. I know how thankful she was to have you as her sister, how much she loved you. 

I was so proud to see you receive your award and so blessed that you got to have a night honouring all that you do. I am so thankful for you dear girl, for your Brodie nights, for your cups of teas and your cuddles. Yet I am most grateful for your heart, so open, kind and loving. Never change sweet girl you make my world a brighter place.

Thank you Wellchild for seeing what I see in my daughter. Thank you for a memory making evening but most of all thank you for working so hard for families with severely disabled children like mine and for making us feel less alone. 

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