Deathday 3

12 Sep

Yep, we’re okayish, thank you.

We’ve had some lovely messages from people about Rosie and how she is still inspiring them. One of our favourites is from Annabelle, one of Rosie’s friends, who described a memory she was sharing today, and only then remembered what the day was and she wrote:

‘On a beautiful day I had this great memory and in some way or another see it as her laughing back wherever she is’. Beautiful thought, Annabelle, thank you.

Lots of lovely people have been doing ice bucket challenges for TKOE – thank you Laura, James and Alex C especially.

Strange thoughts about how Rosie would feel about sharing her death day with Donald Sinden (ok, I think, if he died this side of midnight) and Ian Paisley (less sure how that would go down).

The strangest thing of all though is the thought that it’s been 3 years now. Quite often I wonder what differences she’d see if she came home all of a sudden. Thinking that you realise what she’s missed – and understand why some people can’t change bedrooms and so on. But then it still feels so close and current as though it really was only yesterday when we last spoke.

Bit of a set of rambling thoughts on this sad sad day. Here’s another picture of her though, with Cal and Toby. She’s probably blogging 🙂


Jo xx


6 Responses to “Deathday 3”

  1. celia butler September 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    Lovely Rosie. The sense of her is as strong as ever; I think she’d be very happy and proud at the way you’ve all carried on. xx

  2. Michelle September 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Thought of Rosie today as we’re off to see Frank Turner tonight. Steve and I have agreed if he plays ‘Long live the Queen’ we will make a donation to TKOE.

    • Jo September 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm #


  3. Liane Reddy September 13, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    Hi I’m Becky Goughs Aunty and probably only met Rosie twice , I am getting married next year and we are paying for the drinks etc during the day , my sister and Becky came up with an idea that perhaps we could ask people for donations towards a charity and we would like this to be the knock on effect , if it’s ok with you ? Is there a picture we could display of Rosie and maybe something we could write about her and the knock on effect ?
    Many thanks and big hugs to you all x

  4. HopeSupportServices (@Hope_Support) September 15, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    Thinking of you all.

  5. janeo3 September 15, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    We thought of Rosie of course and went to say hello, I wore my TKOE hoodie on Friday and shared the day on facebook so lots of other people remembered her as well. Not that anyone will ever forget – as Celia says the sense of her is as strong as ever 🙂 Sending love to you all xx

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