I have just said my goodbyes to Helen and my parents and I am sat all alone at Heathrow Airport pondering the journey ahead! I have checked in my luggage so all that’s left for me to do is have some lunch and go for a wonder around the duty free!
I have been building up to this moment for so long and I can’t believe it’s finally here after a year of planning, training and fundraising!
The next few weeks are going to be full of ups and downs but what will keep me going is the knowledge that my friends and family (and OTR, of course) are supporting me back in the UK and willing me on! So even though I will be thousands of miles away, please keep your comments, messages and love flowing – it means so much to me!
I will do my best to keep you updated regularly while I’m away, but even if I can’t Helen has promised to do it on my behalf! So, it is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye for the next few weeks! The challenge I am about to face is not only for OTR but for each and every one of you that has supported me through this incredibly tough period of my life – I hope I make you all proud!
To Helen – I love you with all of my heart! There will not be a moment when you are not in my thoughts! Stay strong and keep smiling! Xxxxxxxx