On Friday 11th March I attended the Tommy’s Awards in London. I wrote the following on the way home, simply because I needed to write while emotions were still running high. Thank you to all the team at Tommy’s for making the day so wonderful, and thank you to Jenny, Leigh,Martin and Emily for being such lovely company.
There’s something quite amazing about being in a room full of truly inspirational people. Surrounded by genuine warmth, humble appreciation and a joyful pleasure in life. It puts my stresses, strains and anxieties firmly in perspective if nothing else.
And today was amazing. Being in the company of families who have been through so much in their lives. Children who go above and beyond the expectations of being a big sister. Midwives who stop at nothing to ensure they deliver nothing but the best care for women. Mothers with achingly empty arms who campaign tirelessly to make sure that nobody else suffers the same fate as them, or at least have the support they need if the worse does indeed happen….