It’s taken me a little while to come up for air & breathe deeply again but all I can say to the outpouring of kindness, generosity & love for me, Julia, Liam & Jude after Peter’s passing is I think my faith in humanity has been restored completely.
Thank you for the messages, to the complete strangers who made sure the kids had gifts under the Christmas tree, that our heat stayed on, that we had food in our fridge.
Peter battled bravely for almost 2 years, honestly so did me & the kids- all of us together. Cancer is a life wrecker beast of a disgusting disease. I fought my hardest with everything I had for almost 2 years but eventually the disease overcame the man & I couldn’t do
It’s hard to watch not only what this disease took from Peter piece by piece but to watch the kids bear witness to it as well. It has forever changed all of us.
I’ll spend the rest of my days fighting to support other caregivers & kids going through this. Always.
I will finish my book just like Peter wanted me to & it will be dedicated not to the bravery of those battling cancer but those battling alongside them.
But it will also be dedicated to those left behind & how we begin to pick up the pieces.
So that’s what me & the kids are doing now- picking up the pieces.
We aren’t going to mourn the disease anymore & what it took from us. Instead we’re going to honour & cherish the man, hold onto each other tight & be happy again.
That’s what Peter told us to do.
We’re a pretty solid little family, watch what we’re going to do in 2018.
With much love, gratitude & sincere thanks,
Tamara, Julia, Liam & Jude ❤️👩🏻🍳🇨🇦💫