Once upon a time, there was a girl who lost her soul,
The shining light that lit her life was taken from her world.
Life was harsh and sleep was hard ,
But strong she stood through it all.
A fairy love story brought back a smile,...
And helped to mend her world,
A present sent from heaven above,
Jack sent her someone to love.
A handsome man, her shining knight,
Took her hand, won’t let her fall,
A strength to help rebuild her a life,
A strength we all know is Paul.
3 years ago today, I was alone and wondering what my future held without Jack. The love and happiness in my life left the day that Jack died and I had lost all hope for the future. To me, there was no future without Jack.
1 year ago today, my life changed and I married the man who made me smile again. When Jack died, I really believed that I would never feel happiness, love or hope again. I didn’t think it would be possible to ever smile or feel love again after the death of your child but I think these personal pictures of our wedding day show that those thoughts are not true. Nothing can ever replace my son or the life and love that we had together but Paul has given me a second chance at life. Yes, my life is still full of sadness, low days and what ifs but with Paul and our families and friends, my life is also filled with good times, laughter, love and hope.
Today I want to thank Jack for sending Paul to look after his mummy, I just wish he was here with us. And I want to thank Paul for giving me a second chance at life, love, happiness and hope. This fairytale had the saddest beginning and it will always have that special someone missing from it but Jack and Paul have given me the chance of love, laughter and a happy ever after.
Some people never get the chance to be a mother and some people never get the chance to fall in love and marry their best friend. I have been able to experience both so for that, I feel very lucky. I know more than most that tomorrow is never guaranteed so maybe tonight, take a minute to tell your partner, husband, wife or children that you love them.
Arlene, Jack’s Mummy xx