|Pads was amazed to get a new DS in December 2012|
After Ally, Pastor Dewi Higham read a few verses from Padi's Psalm (46) in Welsh and prayed. It was a lovely service - great to share it with the whole of Year 11 and others, such as Miss Evans, the Head from Mynydd Bychan primary school and Padi's nurse.
After the service, we went to a garden where everyone wrote on a balloon and released it into a clear blue sky. You can watch a video of this on YouTube. After that, we were invited back to a comfortable room where we had time to relax and chat. This was important for the children especially, many of whom were deeply affected. It was characteristic of the outstanding way that Glan Taf have looked after the children throughout Padi's illness, his passing and beyond.
It was time to move on. Ally and I visited the grave where roses placed by one of Padi's friends were still in good shape. We co-incided with several other visitors that day and had so many messages of support - the house resembles a florist again! Ally and I 'chilled' for the afternoon - Padi would have approved of our visit to the hot-tub. He would have also liked to join us for the second installment of 'The Hobbit', but that was not to be. Padi was excited at the thought of watching these films, being something of a Tolkein buff he enjoyed the first one last Christmas. However, previously the news had leaked that the three films were completed but would be released annually. This grated somewhat as rather grasping of Hollywood and yet it was another poignant illustration of how Padi had to come to terms with his term.
We reached the end of a day that we'd been dreading, grateful to God and all our comforters for another good day.