Friday, 30 July 2010

Birthday wish 2010

Dreams can come true
Look at me babe I'm with you
You know you gotta have hope
You know you gotta be strong


I started last year's birthday wish list with words from Dreams Can Come True.  It seems appropriate to use those words again this year as, in many ways, dreams have come true. 

Leo the tumor is still stable, as far as we know. Now that the side effects of chemo have more or less worn off, Steve is feeling well in spite of occasionally complaining about his numb feet. He's seen in Katie's 21st birthday and my 60th yesterday (although the jog to pick up my bus pass will have to wait until November!) 

Those of you who are joining us for the celebrations this weekend will be able to see for yourselves just how well he is doing - still strong, still full of hope, still bopping!  My dearest birthday wish is that this state of affairs continues for at least the next 12 months.  

We are making the most of this very precious time - it's been great seeing and hearing from so many friends over this last year and we are looking forward to more face-to-face reunions this weekend!  

We'll raise a glass to those of you who can't join us, and to all the meso warriors, their families and friends who are putting up a strong fight against this disease, like Steve, as well as remembering all those who sadly lost the battle, including Steve's dad.

But there's no time to be sad - it's all systems go now!  Katie and George will be arriving soon.  The work computer is switched off.  Time to transform my office into a bedroom for Jack. The party lights have been collected and delivered to the venue.  The main food order has been dispatched ready to pick up tomorrow.  Cards, messages, flowers and presents continue to arrive. 

I am feeling overwhelmed by all your kind words and generosity. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I think this has been, and continues to be, the best birthday ever!

1 comment:

  1. A fantastic party Linda, and wonderful to see Steve looking so well and enjoying himself! The amazing feeling of friends and family coming together to wish you (both) well can't be beaten. I am honoured to be counted as part of that group. Love always Chris W