Thiago Day - In the name of Thiago - Day 328
I'd been hoping that the worst part of this week would have been over before today but the truth is, that it has absolutely smashed me to pieces. But the other thing today has done, is show me how incredibly well-loved my family is. Today has been a seemingly never-ending procession of gifts as Angelica's work colleagues in particular, have shown such incredible compassion and extraordinary kindness.
We've been sent two videos today as well, both of which have had me clutching for the Kleenex - I should have shares in the fucking stuff! Angelica has a special close group of nursing friends Kathryn, April, Niki, Mica and Hollie, who sent us one of the videos and the other was so touching as well.
This was the scene this morning from the breakfast table after we'd polished off the oatcakes of course - grief causes all manner of human reactions, which can easily be explained but there are standards to be maintained and that means the continuation of polishing off Staffordshire's finest on a Saturday morning!
The messages of support were extraordinary and significant in number. One message kept being repeated - you are a remarkable family. I actually stopped to think about that for a while today and you know what, I think I agree! And here's where I want to pay a special tribute to my amazing wife Angelica. The reason that so many of you are reading this today and have been supporting in whatever way you can is down to her indomitable spirit. That spirit came shining through in the little man too.
When Thiago was born, we knew we were in for a battle - the cards were not stacked in his favour. And yet Angelica refused to let that deter her from giving the little man the best opportunity to enjoy life to the absolute maximum. He certainly did that, and it was because of this that I drew my own inspiration.