back in June my sister Anita, who was visiting from London, made some fairy wands along with the ever important wish bag. the wish bag contained scrolls of blank paper to write your wish on, glitter (cause glitter makes wishes happen), seeds of cottage style flowers and butterfly markers to show where the wish had been buried. extravagant i know!!
before we had the chance to make a wish, i received a phone call from my dear friend Andrea telling me that she had breast cancer and was to have a mastectomy in the coming days. through tears i relayed the message to mick and immediately lili raced out to bury her wish. her first wish was for Andrea to beat this cancer and to be strong and healthy . Mia followed with her wish that grandma Lesley watches over her and gives her strength to beat the cancer too.
we have been tending to these wishes and many more and have been able to remember where they are as they are marked by colourful butterflies. a few weeks ago my girls came running in to tell me that Andrea's flower had grown and that meant that she was going to be OK.
aren't children just the best at finding hope.
this is Andrea's flower, it took three months to fight its way to the top and bloom. hopefully it is symbolic of Andrea's fight over this most insidious disease.