By Rachael Chadwick
The heartfelt and uplifting tale of ways a venture to scatter 60 Postcards in reminiscence of her mom helped a tender woman come to phrases together with her loss.
On eleven February 2012 Rachael Chadwick misplaced her mom to melanoma, simply 16 days after first being clinically determined, and her international shattered correct in entrance of her. totally bored to death of the milestones and reminders, in December of that 12 months she determined she may do whatever varied and created a venture established round her Mum's drawing close sixtieth Birthday. desirous to unfold the note concerning the awesome individual she had misplaced, Rachael had the brainwave of leaving notes round a urban in her reminiscence. finding out she could take it a step extra she puzzled what may take place if she might ask humans to reply to her? filled with desire and effort she hand-wrote sixty postcards, each one together with her electronic mail handle on the backside asking the finder to get in contact. yet one query remained, the place may still she go?
realizing how a lot she longed to go to Paris,...
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Our hero. He was a husband, a father, a nurse, a friend, a researcher, a calming influence, a protector, a taxi driver and a messenger – he was everything and more. He has always been a hero in my eyes, but it was at this time that he shone so brightly. I could never be more proud and grateful for his warrior approach at a time when he must have been killing inside. He was losing the love of his life. How can I ever help him? Sarah followed in Mum and Dad’s wonderful footsteps and is a teacher.
It dawned on me at the time how like a school trip it was – being on a train to somewhere fun, being over-excited and nattering away with your best mates. Except this time we were adults (supposedly) and we were allowed to drink alcohol – even better. It may have been first thing in the morning but, naturally, not long into the journey we cracked open a bottle of Champagne. Sorry, did I say Champagne? It was probably cava, come to think of it. ) We made the unanimous decision that pretty much the only time you can get away with sipping morning bubbles is on the way to Paris.
We have similar senses of humour and have had a very supportive friendship ever since. I rushed over to his desk to find that it was empty. ’ I asked his colleague, struggling to hide the panic on my face. It turned out that he was in an internal meeting and was, thankfully, able to slip out to see me. I met him in a meeting room and I finally let the tears flow properly as we hugged in silence. After words of support and a promise to come and meet me after work, I left Marcus and met Cat and Caroline downstairs.