Monthly Archives:: July 2015

3 July – A poem from 2013

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Another poem from 2013 19th September 2013 My MISS is really BIG today….. So I have just sat down and written to him and shed some tears. Hoping that if I let them go and share that it will make me feel a bit better. Here goes………. “My Miss” Blonde curls Belly laugh Gorgeous tummy…

2 July – Reubens 5th birthday

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Please place the 10th of September in your diaries….. It’s Reuben’s 5th birthday and we are going to plan 5 special things to do………. Firstly, at your school, college, club, pub or place of work, could you sell cakes for Reuben’s birthday and raise funds? The other ideas we will share over the coming weeks……….

30 June – Tuesday challenger

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Today’s challenger ……. meet Millie…… At the weekend 8 year old Millie took part in the Great Manchester Cycle. This is Millie’s 2nd bike ride for Reuben’s Retreat as she took part in the cycle challenge in 2012. Millie’s Daddy is always out on his bike and has also raised money for RR taking part…

30 June – The Lodge update

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I’m up at the retreat most days now as we start to place the finishes. Some of our windows arrived yesterday. A door on, porch added, paving tomorrow and talk of landscaping. The vision is starting to become very real. Love you Reuben, miss you like crazy. Lots of people working hard on your legacy….

29 June – Manchester weekly news column

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Last weeks Manchester weekly news …. serving thousands of homes across our region….. We are so grateful for this column and blessed with great support from it – THANK YOU team ! Saturday afternoon will stay etched in my memory bank for a long time. Around 30 plus family, friends and Reuben’s support waited for…

28 June – Mummy’s poem

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Do you send the butterflies? that dance along the lane Do you send the memories? to ease the hurt and pain Do you send the numbers? that mean so very much Do you send the feathers? so light and soft to touch Do you send the songs? that Isaac sings within his sleep Do you…

27 June – Left in the devastation that loss causes.

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3 years ago today I lost a dear long time friend to depression. Little did I know that she would soon be joined by my own little boy, brutally taken by cancer. Neither of them taken at the hands of another. Heartbroken families left in the devastation that loss causes. There is enough pain in…

25 June – Lovely news to share

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I have some lovely news to share……. Meet Rachael. Mum of twins, dedicated volunteer of Reuben’s Retreat and Reuben’s friend. Spending many a Thursday afternoon in the company of our gorgeous boy. After Reuben passed Rachael wanted to do something and trained from couch to 5k. She now has several 10k’s under her belt, a…