Tonight, I literally have no words.
Linda, the mother of Isabelles baby sister, Charlie, has made me cry multiple times tonight.
As most people know, Isabelles biological dad, Peter, passed away in January 2019 at the age of 35. At the time he was living in Scotland with Linda, her older daughter and baby Charlie. Just before he died Linda and I started talking and formed a friendship – one which only got stronger after Peter died and now we’re more like family. These past 18 months we have been in constant contact, whether it be messages, phone calls or facetime we’ve been consistent and talk nearly every day about anything and everything.
I met Peter when he was in the Army (The Royal Engineers) and I was working on the Army camps bar and shop – I have some of the best memories from my time there, it was a job like no other.
Peter loved his uniform and always wore it with such pride but he was extremely proud of his Army stable belt, a piece of uniform he had to wear daily. .
Linda told me today, that she has found Peter’s stable belt and is going to send it to us to give to Isabelle on her birthday that’s coming up very soon. Her reason for it? These are her exact words “Because these things probably have more meaning for you than for me, memories I mean. 😊” she tells me this today, VE day of all days – how special and lovely! 😭😭❤❤❤
Linda has also found the bracelet I bought Peter years ago, one that he still wore even when we weren’t together and she’s going to send that to us aswell as some pictures he had of Isabelle.
I can’t even cope with this. Honestly, I don’t think I will ever be able to thank her enough for this huge act of kindness. We are very lucky to have her and her girls in our lives. ❤❤❤