Those of you who are kind enough to visit my blog regularly will know that Mr Tulip was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (ALS) in autumn last year. Sadly he passed away this morning, very peacefully, and holding my hand.
In case anyone is wondering how I can write this now, I should explain that I've had a lot of this post prepared for some time. While the timescale was far shorter than either of us had hoped or expected, from the awful day when we got the diagnosis, the end result was never in doubt.
Pretty much the only thing that Mr Tulip asked of me was that I would keep this blog going (and by extension, would keep sewing regularly to provide material for it). Even last Saturday, when he was still very poorly from the chest infection, he was asking what I was going to write about the next day.
I promised him that I would maintain the blog, and I fully intend to do so. But first I need a break for a short time, while I come to terms with my new life.
I'll finish with a couple of photos of what was without a shadow of a doubt the happiest day of my life; our wedding in May 2004.