You’re Just a Baby 

Today I had the absolute pleasure to become a godmother to Idony Ryder, Lykara and Dean’s daughter. She is absolutely beautiful, and even more adorable in person than in photos (which if you’ve seen any photos, you will understand how difficult that is!)

The service was lovely – a good hymn selection and the minister was really nice. Last night we all went out to dinner at a lovely local restaurant – it had such an impressive menu and tasty food! It also meant a weekend away – I was a bit worried about how I was going to manage with a weekend in Manchester and an overnight stay in a hotel but it went really well and I don’t feel particularly tired now we’re home.  As a fairly introverted person, I’m not very good at talking to people I don’t know so social occasions can be a bit difficult and draining but I think I coped okay, and it was lovely to meet friends and family of Lykara and Dean! 

Below is a selfie of me just before we left for the baptism, featuring my dress from Lindybop and wig from Lush Wigs, expertly plaited by my mum! I’ve spoken before about how much it helps to feel vaguely normal when everything is so abnormal, and getting dressed up and wearing make-up was part of that.  

There’ll be more photos coming soon! 

I’m glad to be reunited with my kitten though, who seems very pleased to have us back and is very intrigued by the flowers I was given!

Thank you again to Lykara and Dean for asking me to be Idony’s godmother – I genuinely can’t put into words how touched I was by the request, especially at the moment. Being a godparent feels like a big responsibility and it’s one I intend to take seriously (and not just an excuse to look at baby clothes and books, though I have definitely done a lot of that already!) 

In other news, I haven’t blogged for a couple of weeks now I think because I’ve been quite tired (and busy with Manchester this weekend!) – I feel a lot less tired at the moment which is great, though I don’t know how long that will last. I have eight sessions left to go of radiotherapy. It would only be five but I’ve missed a few, due to a combination of ending up in hospital once and the machine not working. 

As I keep saying, it’s also my birthday on Tuesday! I have a very early radiotherapy appointment on Tuesday so we’re going for brunch after that and seeing my consultant, then one of my aunties is coming up and so it’s shaping up to be a good day! 

3 Thoughts

  1. You are so right about simplistic views of ‘healing’ but do take heart that many churches do actually teach what you are saying. …healing is about the centre of our being, not just our temporary home, the body. Being at one with God is where we all want to arrive. Time is tiny; love (the real thing) is eternal. Mindless platitudes are the embarrassed squirms of a generation as confused as it’s over- confident when confronted with real reality. Cling to God and see the big picture as you are doing. And yes, prayer works like connectivity, not like intervention. As if….. Go girl!


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