You may recall a week or so ago this message appeared in our chatroom. At first we were VERY cautious and thought that it might be a joke, BUT after a couple of e-mails we found out it REALLY WAS Stacey Solomon’s dad who had messaged us! How BRILLIANT is that!!?? Can you imagine the state poor Darrell got himself into? I had to give him several paper bags during the rest of the day to stop him hyperventilating!
We decided that sending Darrell in the post was not a very sensible thing to do, so we asked Stacey’s dad if he would give Stacey a card and a present from Darrell if we sent it to him.
I’ve never seen Darrell so happy. He decided to make Stacey a shopping bag, and put his picture on the front. It was the picture where he looks like a love sick puppy, so I think Stacey will get the message!
He also made her one of his special lucky holey stone bracelets and some chocolate hearts for good measure. He thought she would prefer the chocolate much more than the witchetty grubs she had to eat in the jungle.
Then came the task of writing a letter to Stacey, as he wanted to say so much.
He knew it had to be in his best writing without any spelling mistakes, so no pressure!
I told him to just write from his heart......
..... which he did. It bought a huge lump to my throat, as every word was carefully thought out and meant so much to him.
It was very emotional. Then Darrell realised that he had forgotten to "do" a card for Mr Solomon to say thank you for making this wonderful dream possible.
Finally, all that was left to do was to get everything in the envelope and send it to Stacey via her dad, with a little kiss as Darrell sealed it.
Now all we have to do is wait to see if Stacey sends a reply .......