Wednesday, 28 August 2019

If today was your last day.

Holly Butcher died from cancer on 3rd January 2018. She was 27 and this was the final letter she wrote a few hours before her passing.

https://queensndreams.com/dying-woman-holly-butchers-heartbreaking-letter-to-the-world/?fbclid=IwAR171TfRkatL8PEJFHvv3NQ0C4frZvLaNWvXEjIeMHxfFrXoMLCnCf9XmEE

Arilx

6 comments:

  1. Bless her and what a lovely person.My daughters friend died a week ago aged 40 leaving a little boy behind of 8 years old.She knew she was dying,just has happened to a few of my Family members and all she wanted to do was create as many memories with her little boy,so that he would always remember his mam.It is heartbreaking and Holly is so right in what she wrote.What great advice to us all.A beautiful girl took too soon.xxx

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    1. So sorry to hear about your daughter's friend and her little boy. I hope she had a good death surrounded by her loved ones. Arilx

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  2. As a hospital volunteer, it's my privilege to encounter patients like Holly who bear witness to her truth: Get your priorities straight and live accordingly.

    In the grand scheme of things, little things -- a cat's purr, a pretty leaf -- count. And that, dear Aril, is why I enjoy this blog. Thanks for sharing the tiny delights you discover!

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    1. Thank you Beth. I am often out of kilter and sweating the small stuff, but I do try and appreciated just how blessed I am and enjoy the treasures of each day. Arilx

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  3. This was an interesting read, thanks. She puts things in perspective. I lost my daughter a long time ago in a road accident. It draws a dividing line in your life. Everything is either before the death or after. Material things are just stuff. My family laugh when I say " All you need is a chair and a bed". I enjoy reading your blog, thanks.

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    1. You are absolutely right about stuff...people really struggle with why I don't yearn for more material things. I'd be a liar if I didn't say I get pleasure from new to me things, but I also enjoy passing things on and sharing the good vibes. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I cannot imagine the depth of grief of losing a child even with the passage of time. We have lost two of my husband's nephews and nieces in their twenties. Young lives cut short. I shall continue to try and make this little blog a place of varied content with much light and less shade as it has always beenx Arilx

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