By Rachael Chadwick
The heartfelt and uplifting tale of ways a undertaking to scatter 60 Postcards in reminiscence of her mom helped a tender woman come to phrases along with her loss.
On eleven February 2012 Rachael Chadwick misplaced her mom to melanoma, simply 16 days after first being clinically determined, and her international shattered correct in entrance of her. completely uninterested of the milestones and reminders, in December of that yr she determined she may do whatever various and created a undertaking dependent round her Mum's forthcoming sixtieth Birthday. wanting to unfold the notice in regards to the great individual she had misplaced, Rachael had the brainwave of leaving notes round a urban in her reminiscence. identifying she could take it a step extra she questioned what could ensue if she may well ask humans to reply to her? jam-packed with desire and effort she hand-wrote sixty postcards, every one together with her e-mail handle on the backside asking the finder to get in contact. yet one query remained, the place may still she go?
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Within the blink of a watch, mother ran up at the back of me and driven me into the fence. Instinctively, I reached out my palms to forestall my fall and ended up grabbing the reside fence. My palms clamped round the skinny wires, and my physique collapsed to the floor because the electrical energy coursed via it. I opened my eyes and observed my mom status over me with the strangest smile on her face.
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The decor was quirky but cool. A big shelf filled with all kinds of books covered a wall with fairy lights draped all over. ) The most bizarre (albeit interesting) feature of the room was a lectern. Random! An erotic picture hung above it which provided a giggle or two, being the mature adults that we are. A small white staircase with slightly loose (which added to the fun) metal banisters led up to a mezzanine set out as a study. From here there were spiral stairs taking you to the next level.
Warning bells were ringing at the back of my head. But I tried to block the ringing out. Ignore it. Everything would be OK. We really thought that everything would be OK. My mind flashed back to my actual birthday, just three days earlier. I assumed it would be a family-less affair with my parents and two sisters living in Dorset and unable to take time off work. But, due to a last-minute teachers’ strike, my mum came up to London to spend the day with me. I met her at Victoria Station and I gave her a big hug – I was so excited to see her.
The City of Love 8. Paris Postcard Found! 9. The Dancer 10. Sharing the Magic 11. The Running Couple and Game, Set, Love Match 12. Serendipity 13. The Return 14. The Show Must Go On Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Before you start this book, please buy a blank postcard to use as a bookmark. 20am on a bitterly crisp December morning. December 6th, 2012, to be precise. And, if I’m honest, I didn’t exactly look as classy as I had hoped for the journey ahead. In fact, my puffy eyes and make-up-less face were not a sight that anyone would want to see at any hour of day, let alone at that time.