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There are no words.. Truly sometimes there aren’t. I haven’t found the right ones yet to describe the last few weeks. Weeks that have seen Andrew spending 7 days in intensive care. Three terrible days that saw Luke in hospital. And one day of having Luke in high dependency unit at one end of a hospital with Andrew in intensive care at the other end. I think if I wrote it all out it would sound too far fetched. Like i’m some sort of compulsive drama lama. But instead it is just the soul breaking life we seem to be living. Both are home now. I’ve had a chance to breathe again but that feeling of dread that everyone could die at any minute, that I had for so long after Lexi died, is creeping back in. The anxiety, stress and grief is quite frankly exhausting at times. We have therefore had to pull out of this weekends fundraising event, Run or Dye. I don’t think any of us have the energy for the full day it is and a quiet Sunday at home together is what we all really need.Thank you to those who are taking part in Run or Dye for The Lexi Mace Brighter Future Fund. I’m sure you will have an amazing day it is such a fun event. We really appreciate you taking part and fundraising. As i’m not able to fundraise through the Run or Dye event I have put together an online raffle to try and keep the momentum going. We are so close to £25k mark! Full details of the raffle and how you can win an Apple Watch will be on the next post. Please do share with your friends, families and colleagues. It is amazing how a simple share can help raise loads of money. Sophie x

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Monday morning blues

10 years ago I had my first experience of life not going as I had planned. As I walked into work on the morning of 15th September 2008 I was handed a piece of paper telling me that all was not well! I headed to the graduate training I had that day. When I got to the training room I sat with the other graduates, exchanging stories of what we had heard all trying to piece together what could be going on. As the head of our graduate scheme walked in to the room and burst into tears, I think we all managed to fill in the gaps ourselves.

After working with Lehman Brothers for my third year at university, my year in industry, I had worked as hard as I could focused on getting the degree I needed to be accepted onto the graduate scheme. I can remember receiving the phone call that told me I had a place, I had made it onto one of the top graduate schemes the banking world had to offer. Finally the hard work had paid off, I was given a role back in the team I had worked in with Andrew and l couldn’t have been happier.

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