Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Not much to say...

Hi Everyone,

Not much to say. Ian and I had an OK day. We spent the day cleaning our living room furniture since Griffin decided to use it as a toilet while we were in Jamaica. We are assuming that he is missing the baby and upset that we were not home to care for him for 2 weeks (although he was left in very caring hands). He's never done anything like this before so we don't know what else it could be. Hopefully it will come clean, it's leather so its pretty resilient and the guy at the pet store suggested a special cleaner which we used in excess. If it comes clean, great, if not, we'll toss it an sit on the floor. Grif was so great with Grace. In her final days, he would let her lay her head on him and he would just purr. She would kiss him right on the lips, squeezing his little face so tight so that she would not miss her target, and he was never once cross with her. He is a wonderful cat and is bringing a lot of comfort to us during these hard days. I spent some time rereading some previous blogs. As difficult as the last year has been, I'd relive it a million times just to squeeze my baby one more time. My mind is racing tonight with the last words Grace spoke to me: "Mama sing Hush" (Grace's request for me to sing her Hush Little Baby). Her last words to Ian were "NO DADA!" which is so indicative of there relationship. We miss her with every stitch of our beings. It's so weird, I went the whole day without crying once yet in the last two hours I've cried nonstop. I guess this process is going to be pretty unpredictable.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Grace Compagnon Stanley Tribute Fund. For those of you who are not aware, this is a research fund that we set up through the Hospital for Sick Children (in Toronto) to financial support pediatric brain tumour studies. You will receive a tax receipt when you make a donation to this fund. If you would like to choose this as one of the charities that you support, please contact the the Hospital for Sick Children (in Toronto) and give them the name of this fund when making your donation.

Mama misses you baby.



Blogger Parker said...

I am so glad that you are continuing to write. I hope that it will help you in your healing process. You are both amazing people who have endured so much. Be proud of your strength and the incredible bond that you share with Grace. No distance or time apart can ever break that bond.

Tracy D.

9:00 a.m.  
Blogger christie said...

Hi lesley..glad you guys are home safely and continuing to write. Give griffin a big hug!

12:27 p.m.  
Blogger Paula Mazerolle said...

Dear Lesley and Ian,

Like the other readers, I am so happy you are continuing the blog. There is not a day I don't think about you and Ian. I think of Grace often, and how she is watching over you both. An angel for in heaven for life!!

Keep up your strength,

Paula & Family

2:27 p.m.  

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