Well it was a very tight finish with myself and Mum finishing Sophie's dress just after midnight the night before the Holy Communion. I've been in hospital for 4 days since my last post. I'm still in bed. I've had numerous pain blocks and procedures but I'm still not good.
Should I have spent the guts of 2 days finishing the dress, no. But it was so important to me that I made her dress. I know it might not make sense. In fact I know that it doesn't make sense to a lot of people but that's just the way it is.
It is the one thing that I am most proud of making. She looked absolutely beautiful. Just as I had imagined it would be, and not only that but she only asked to take it off at 5 in the evening when I thought it wouldn't be on long once we got home. She loved it so much.
It was a very moving ceremony and basically just beautiful all round. I had to go to bed once I got home for a couple of hours and felt guilty about not being able to do anything. But after a stern talking to from my mum-in-law I saw that basically I had to look after myself and Sophie was too busy having a great time with her cousins to miss me.
Plus the fact that it was only our immediate family that came. This took the pressure off having to entertain as everyone pitched in. Now immediate family is our Mums and Dads, brothers, sisters and kids. This came to about 30 in total.
I was so happy that everyone made the effort to attend even though it was on a working day.
The health situation now is that I'm back in bed, pain still there but now with my 'good' leg with a numb/pins and needles feeling. So I'll have to ring the hospital on Tuesday. I've had mass cards and lovely messages from so many people. Tomorrow is my birthday, I'll be 39 and my only wish is that I could be well enough to get back to where I was health wise. I know you guys don't know this but I already suffer from a chronic pain disease so I'm used to being very sick but I manage. So I only ask to get back to that state! Oh well I guess there will be no trip out tomorrow or nice pub lunch. But I'm sure I'll enjoy my birthday nonetheless. It's a bank holiday here in Ireland, so I'll have my family around me x