Friday, September 19, 2014
“And So There Must Come an End” – The Final Charlotte Kitley Blog Post
In this unfair battle with cancer, I often feel like we’re battling some relentless, unstoppable, demonically powerful foe who has weapons we don’t understand let alone are able to defeat.
It’s a villain that’s dragged too many wonderful people into their grave before their time. And when that time comes, I hope I have the grace and fortitude and courage to face that defeat like Charlotte Kitley. Here is a link to the final post from her blog entitled “Living life with love, laughter and Stage 4 Bowel Cancer”: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/charlotte-kitley/bowel-cancer-charlotte-kitley_b_5836238.html
There’s one paragraph from that post that is so poignant and sorrowful and well-written I just have to share it with you:
“As you read this, I will no longer be here. Rich will be trying to put one foot in front of the other, to get by, a day at a time, knowing I will no longer awake next to him. He will see me in the luxury of a dream, but in the harsh morning sun, the bed will be empty. He will get two cups from the cupboard, but realise there is only one coffee to make. Lucy will need someone to reach for her hairband box, but there won't be anyone to plait her hair. Danny will have lost one of his Lego policeman, but no one will know exactly which one it is or where to look. You will look for the latest update on the blog. There won't be one, this is the final chapter.”
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