This “honeymoon period” thing is awesome
I harp on about my mum a lot but my dad’s pretty awesome too 💙
I haven’t posted anything lately because I was scared I’d say the wrong thing. But I’ve realised that this is not the time to let fear get the better of me 🌿 Flo and I threw a surprise wedding on Valentines Day weekend... one month before social distancing came into effect in WA. We got the photos back a few days ago. There are no words to express what it’s like looking at pictures of us hugging our loved ones with reckless abandon, oblivious of what was coming. As much as I wanted to share the news with you guys, I told Flo I didn’t want to post any photos because I was scared to upset someone or make it look like I was happy during a crisis. But in response, Flo said that right now, what people really need is a reason to smile. So in the spirit of taking my husband’s advice (we do live in exceptional times after all), here’s my favourite photos from the day, plus a message from me to you. This online community of people who supported my walk last year has become like family to me. You guys have taught me that when you combine heartbreak, good people and sheer willpower, nothing is impossible. I’m still scared of saying the wrong thing. I thought of abandoning this page until things get better, even if it takes 6 months. But it seems such a pity to isolate ourselves from this amazing community we have created when what we need right now is to support each other more than ever. So if I come across any more reasons to smile, I’ll post them on here. And if there’s anything I can do to support you, let me know. If I can do it, I will. In the meantime: stay safe, look after each other, and never forget to cherish one of the most beautiful things in this world: Toilet paper 🌈🌈🌈
A supporter sent this photo in, saying “We put these near our TV while we watched Belinda on Insight.” 😭😭😭💕
And another one 🥊✨ Thank you @9honey
Mama Teh trending 💃🏻✨ thank you @mamamiaaus
SBS Australia just posted my mum’s story on their Facebook page. Their page has close to one million followers, the video has been viewed more than 50,000 times, and comments are flooding in from around Australia of identical experiences. Who knew that the quiet voice of a single mum dying of cancer in Perth would one day be heard by thousands of people all over the world. God I love you mum. I am so lucky to have witnessed your courage, and to be able to share the message you left behind. Insight’s episode on Voluntary Assisted Dying airs tonight at 8:30pm on SBS (download the “Freeview” App to watch SBS live from your phone or iPad).
A doctor after we stopped filming: “Belinda, you have the most incredible death-stare I’ve ever seen.” 😂😂😂 I got it from my mama