A new home and a beautiful tribute

29 Aug

We are homeowners! The last couple of weeks have been very busy as we moved into our lovely new home and gathered together our belongings which had been spread around friends and family and storage during the last year. We are notoriously bad packers. So the various boxes were not labelled in any clear or logical manner. It has been an interesting and emotional time unpacking and unveiling the treasures. Many of Tilda’s artworks and clothes have surfaced as well as remnants from her early years. There was a lump in my throat as Maggie spied Tilda’s purple helmet…

 and insisted on wearing it all day. But it has been wonderful to finally have everything here and feel like we are settled in a way that we have not felt before. Home. Tilda’s shoes have pride of place and our walls are adorned with her beautiful smile.  

 
This week, we had another emotional pull when we went back to Glenallen last Tuesday. You lovely people helped us raise over $3000 last year when we jumped out of a plane on what would have been Tilda’s 8th birthday.  That money was used to purchase an amazing bicycle that the kids at the school can use, and that Tilda would have loved.

  
On it was a beautiful plaque which makes me cry everytime I think of it

  
It fills me with so much gladness to know that her spirit remains at Glenallen and that many more kids will get pleasure from this wonderful bike. Maggie was the first to give it a go and she couldn’t wipe the smile from her face.

  
Thank you to all who donated to make this possible and to the beautiful staff at Glenallen for such a lovely morning – always in our hearts.

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6 Responses to “A new home and a beautiful tribute”

  1. Daryl Linnane August 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    And you are always in our hearts Laura.as your journey continues and enters a new phase . Treasure the memories and embrace the moment. Love to you all ……Daryl

  2. Nicole August 30, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Hi Laura, Ben’s at my place and we both would like to wish you all the best, and congratulate you all on moving in to your home. It must be great!
    Were thinking of you and sending love and hugs as always, Nic & Ben. X

  3. irene August 31, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    Congratulations on your sea change… be careful of sharks, sunburn and sand in between your toes 😉

  4. Juliet August 31, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    I hope the new house is a great success.
    The Glenallen bike looks amazing and how great to see Maggie enjoying it.

    Love to you all
    Juliet

  5. Diane White September 1, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    Thrilled that you are settled in your home. I’ve seen it from the outside and looking very much forward to a visit. Looks great and I’m sure everything will now fit into place. Much love to all. Di XXX

  6. Didi September 2, 2015 at 12:54 am #

    Laura my friend you are thought of always and in my heart even though I haven’t wrote in a long time. Congratulations on the new house may you Simon and Maggie be happy there always. Maggie is getting so big and looks so like you. I know Matilda is watching over her baby sister always. Lots of love.

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