Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Momentous Thanks

on July 23, 2013

Tomorrow is day one of the next 6 weeks – the  start of Pippa’s first part of her treatment plan and  before we begin I would like to thank everyone for their support, concern and care.  (As a post script from an earlier blog, we have been fortunate to obtain an apartment in a great location and are very grateful to those who have helped with this.)

Many times in the past month, I have expressed in conversation how genuinely overwhelmed and amazed I am by people throughout this tumultuous journey that my family has found ourselves in.

I have to use the word “people”  as we have received messages, gifts, kindness, help and support from near and far;  friends old, new & rekindled; friends of friends;  and people we have simply never even met before.   I honestly call each and every person our friend and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for their incredible generosity.  I did shed tears tonight when it became very apparent to me that words of thanks are merely not enough for the support my family has received.

Very early on in the piece Pippa described this month as really being “Christmas in July”.  In what should be such a dull time I sincerely thank you all for bringing her joy and light.  We have packed for our journey a huge suitcase full or all sorts or interesting activities, books and games.  Nothing has been left behind and it will be her own “Pandora’s Box” to open each day.  I am looking forward to her and I spending some lovely hours creating some wonderful memories using all these beautiful things.

She’s tucked up into bed after special cuddles and chats with her brothers.

I’m as ready as I can be……….

Strong


6 responses to “Momentous Thanks

  1. julie liptak says:

    Gin you Pips and the boys deserve it -every second and peeny and much much more besides
    We all look forward to being with you and tell Pips I have a few games up my sleeve I want to play with her
    Sleep tight
    Jules xxxxx

  2. Liz Peterson says:

    Virginia,
    I am a friend of Brydie Colquhoun’s & I will be giving her a pin which is an ANGEL. She is named the “Angel of Good Health. I got this for my father who unfortunatley spent 4weeks in an ICU ward a few years ago. I had it blessed & I pinned this to his gown & he had it with him till he walked out of that hospital. I now want Pipparea to have it through her journey. A lot of tears were shed & eventually joy. I now wish this for you all.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Liz.
    xx

  3. Jacquie says:

    Thinking of you !

  4. Alison Hovey says:

    Wishing you all the very best Pippa.
    Love from Alison, Kelvin Emily, James & Jessica Hovey. xxxx

  5. Dina says:

    Good luck Pippa and Virginia !!! So strong and brave ! Wish you all the best of luck …!

  6. Virginia, we wish Pippa all the very best for the journey ahead, i can’t even imagine what you are going through. We send all our love, thoughts and prayers that you’ll both be home with the boys and together as a family, very very soon. Take care. X

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