I still remember it like it was yesterday, as I sat in my friend Karin’s kitchen she said to me “have you heard about Kerry?”. Kerry Farrow aka Multiple Mummy had suffered a brain haemorrhage as a result of a burst aneurysm she didn’t know she had. Shocked doesn’t quite cover how the blogging world felt so we couldn’t even begin to imagine how her family must have been feeling. Kerry, a 30 year old Mother of three under 5’s, wife to a devoted husband, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and friend to so many fought hard to regain her health for the next couple of months but sadly kept being struck by one infection after another. On 14th December 2012, Kerry lost her fight for life.
Today, Kerry was laid to rest and the blogging world came together to say goodbye. Such is the love of the blogging world for such a special lady #KerryInOurHearts was trending on twitter at #1. I had the privilege of meeting Kerry on a number of occasions through different blogging events and as I said in one of my tweets earlier today, I can’t ever remember seeing her without a smile on her face. She was a very special lady whom everyone loved, she made me feel welcome in the blogging world, she had a zest for life and took motherhood in her stride making it look so easy. She was born to be a Mum.
It’s on days like today that parent bloggers remember exactly why we blog, so that our families will know just how much they mean to us. They are memory books where we get to say exactly how we feel (the good and the bad), the antics we get up to and our aspirations for the future. If ever there was a day to hold our children that little bit tighter, today was that day.
I lit a candle today in memory of Kerry and send my love to Kerry’s family and friends on such a difficult day. Kerry may be gone but she will never be forgotten. RIP Kerry xxx