I've been fortunate enough lately to catch up with an old friend a number of times. It's always great to see him, we always have a good laugh and good chat. Our most recent one involved me oversharing about all my 'problems' like I often do. We also talked about Wilf.
Wilf is my friends son. Unfortunately Wilf isn't with us anymore. He in 2014 died aged 3 from an extremely rare genetic disorder.
I never met Wilf, but I feel like I did, and none more so the other day when his dad told me about Wilf's Daffodils.
Wilf's friends and family planted daffodil bulbs in his memory.
Every year around this time they flower.
And Wilf's friends and family contact Wilf's mum and dad and say ' Wilf's daffodils are here'
That's lovely. It really touched me.
Spring is a time of new beginnings, and a time to remember fondly.
Wilf was lucky to receive support from 2 amazing charities, you can find out more about them here and maybe help
www.thebigredbusball.co.uk/newlife-foundation.html and www.thebigredbusball.co.uk/kids.html
And if you can't help, that's ok, but maybe plant some daffodils and think about Wilf and anyone special you've lost. You'll get a nice reminder every spring and fond memories.
And be strong, you've got friends and support and people who love and care for you. Lean on them if you need to.
Take care of yourself and those you love
Mr Paul Wyse