If you want to send any photos from the party please send them to:
katiesfight@googlemail.com
Thank you



Friday, 5 March 2010

Today (yesterday by the time I actually write this) was an emotional day but no where near as bad as last Monday. Personally I did my goodbyes to Katie then and today was about saying goodbye to her unused body - her spirit was already in Heaven - thats the way the children saw it too and it helped a lot.
It was great to have all of the close family together. It was a lovely service - led by Rev Jo Loveridge - whom many of you will see on Sunday. Katie's Dad did a reading, Sophie read her poem and then we each placed a rose on Katie's pink coffin. Yes pink! Dulux sexy pink no less! It looked great. Just as she would have wanted. I am just debating whether to put a picture on here - I suspect Katie would have wanted to.
After the service we all went to the George and Dragon in Watton at Stone and rounded off the day perfectly. No prizes for guessing the colour of the pub!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and very fitting for such a wonderful person.

Karen B xxx

Celia said...

Thank you for sharing this with us Giles. I have been thinking about you all so much this week. I hope the party on Sunday goes well and Katie's life is celebrated in the way she deserves. Lots of love
Celia

Anonymous said...

Wow!
But then Katie always did have the wow factor.
Thank you for letting us in on this difficult and emotional day.
Love to you all
Jodie, Neil, Lauren and Luke x x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Giles, We were thinking about you all day yesterday and glad that the sun shone for Katie, as rightly it should. Glad that the day went smoothly. I'm sure Sunday will be just as fitting for her. Love to you and the children from Neil, Amanda and Cameron

Laura Layton said...

She lives on...
With her own beautiful touch and warm presence in "sexy pink" it is wonderful to see that she lives on in all of you.
Such a person like her will be forever in many hearts.
I thought of you all yeterday and kept many a silent thought and prayer for her, a blessing was said for her and you all in our family church in Broxbourne for her too last Sunday.
It is very kind that you still let us know how things are progressing and sharing another photo or 2 of a very personal day.
Love to you all and may the party go well on Sunday
Much love to you all

Anonymous said...

Pink is the universal colour of love and it seems apt as an expression of the person she was and will always be in all our hearts.Forever.

With Love to you all

Adrian, Lynn, Ethan, Jodie XX

Anonymous said...

It's absolutely wonderful of you and Katie's family to allow us to continue to see how you are all coping and sharing such beautiful photographs with us. You are so dignified and I'm sure that Katie is looking down on all of you and feeling very proud. I'm sure there will be alot of pink on Sunday which I am sure Katie would love. Thinking of you all. With Love Sarah, Cal, Will & Emily x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and family
Katie's strength and courage has continued through you all.
As much as yesterday must have been very emotional for you all your words and pictures also tell us how very beautiful it was and so rightly so for a beautiful lady,

Love to you all
Nicola Mc xx

Anonymous said...

A lovely way for Katie's day.
Strength to you all for the future.
J

Anonymous said...

Beautiful is the only word really to sum up such an emotional day for all of you, I am sure Katie would be so proud of all of her family.

Hope the party goes well on Sunday.

With Love

The Greenfields
xxxx

Sharon said...

Dear Giles
Many thanks for sharing yesterday with us. You really have done Katie proud! I can just see her smiling down at everything you are continuing with.
Love to you all.
Sharon, Simon, Cara and Matthew

Anonymous said...

Thought about you all so much on Thursday.Took the dogs for a walk. The sky was very lovely. Katie will always be part of what is beautiful on this earth. How lucky we feel to have got to know her. So glad you put the photos on the blog. You all got it right for Katie yet again. Love to you all Pam and Gary

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update and the Sexy Pink pics. I thought of you all day on Thursday and beyond. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Angie & the family.

sandra said...

Dear Giles ,
Unfortunately we are not able to join you on Sunday for the service. We will always remember Katie and our thoughts are with you and the kids .

Love and hugs to you all
Sandra , Alan, Olivia and Lewis
xxx.

Anonymous said...

just perfect!

with love to you all

Kathy

louise and david said...

How lovely!! Just gorgeous
Pretty in pink forever xxxx
See you all tomorrow.

Louise, David Austin and Amos x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and family

Thought about you all so much last Thursday from the slopes of Meribel- it was quite fitting - as the snow fell!

With love Andrea

Anonymous said...

Wow- thank you for sharing the photos of what must have been a very difficult day but you made it perfect for Katie once again with you and your families wonderful little 'touches' - such an artistic family - Katie will be thrilled with everything you have done for her. No doubt sunday will be absolutely spot on too.

Lynne C

emma said...

Dear Giles,Children and Family,
WOW!so very beautiful,perfect for such a beautiful woman.
We hope today goes as well as thurs,thinking of katie and of you all.
Emma Chesterman and Family.

Anjella said...

The Thanksgiving Service was wonderful - especially the memories from you and her family. I laughed & cried!
Many apologies that I couldn't stay for the party - long drive I'm afraid & very early start tomorrow morning.

I hope the celebrations went well x x

Anjella

Anonymous said...

I have never in my life read such beautiful comments hundreds of pages full of love. i did not know katie for long but she has had such an effect on so many people. How proud you must be Giles.
One minute in Heaven
Is equal to 100 years on Earth;
For us, the next 10, 20, 50 or even 75 years,
Living without a loved-one hurts;
But for them, it'll be like you dropped them off at a restaurant
And parked the car.
They'll turn and spot you and say:
"OH! There you are!"

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, it was the most beautiful day on Fair Isle yesterday. Blue sky, hardly a cloud in sight, calm, sunny and almost warm. As soon as I woke I thought of you and your clan and your special day. As I said we would, we picked the first tiny daffodils from the burn in our garden and myself and my youngest two children (Raven and Ythan)and the puppy (!) walked to a beautiful spot. Its called 'the Raevas' and we stood on the clifftop where we watched the sea crashing in to the rocks at the bottom and the seabirds flew round our heads. We each said goodbye to Katie and threw the daffodils into the breeze. Most of them went to the sea and a few landed on the cliffside. I did try to take a photo as you asked but as you know Deryk is away, so it is of the children before they threw the flowers. I will send it once Deryk is back. I was thinking of you all day - and still am. I do hope it all went well and you, the children, Katies family and friends all enjoyed celebrating her life at a time that must also be unbearably difficult.
All our love.
Hollie Fyntan Raven and Ythan - also Deryk and Lachlan (in absentia!)

louise and david said...

Thank you to you all for a lovely day yesterday. I'm sure Katie would be so pleased with the way her plans for the day turned out. What a huge amount of people!!!
Loved the violins in church and Abba were great.
The boys had fun and really enjoyed dancing to Abba, so did I !!
Thank you all again.
Louise , David, Austin and Amos.

annie said...

Dear Giles and Katie's family
Thank you so much for the Thanksgiving service, with many joyful (and heartbreaking)and moving speeches and music.Katie's Abba party was ace.
love annie x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and family,

The thanksgiving service and party afterwards were very very touching yesterday, you have all done so well by Katie; you were all so strong, and so generous, I think she would be very proud. Thank you, Linsey, Cheltenham

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I didnt know Katie personally but felt I had got to know her through her blog.
Loved the sexy pink, seemed a beautiful tribute to a beautiful person.
Katie will be looking down on you all.
Thankyou for sharing such personal moments.
Take care.

Sue Collins x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles

My thoughts and prayers are will you all. I didnt know Katie personally but felt I knew her through her blog. Loved the sexy pink. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Thank for sharing such personal moments.
Take care.

Sue Collins x

Anonymous said...

I feel so privileged to have read about this lovely, brave lady called Katie.