Millions of people have joined in today, to celebrate the marraige of William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I have to confess that I actually did watch some of the wedding and the kiss on the balcony in between travelling. I also admit to enjoying it and adoring her very vintagey looking wedding dress, the bridesmaids looked wonderful and I can't wait to see all the pics in the press tomorrow and hear more about it all!!
Today is also a celebration for someone else, someone special called Marti. Today is her birthday, today she is facing cancer and today I am proud to be part of a birthday tribute in her honour.
I follow the blog of her daughter Deb at Paper Turtle and she asked others to try and make her mom's birthday special. I wish I had asked Deb for one of her teal bracelets to help remember but I didn't and I am sorry, but would still like to make this small contribution.
I am with family today and I was trying really hard to explain to my inlaws why blogging is important to me, why online forums and communites are necessary and how I consider some of the people I meet here as real friends (they just don't get it). I had so much support from 'strangers' online when I had a hysterectomy several years ago, support I didn't get anywhere else. Today when I see the fantastic spirit of everyone joining in the birthday celebration for Marti, I really feel I am part of an amazing community of friends.
Thinking of you today Marti, Deb and family on this special celebration xxx