Last Post?

Hello everyone,

It’s September 13th. I feel that this will be my last post. I have nothing left.

This will appear on September 27th, whether I am alive or not.

I never thought I’d get married, and have a family.

Jane, I love you so much, I am so grateful. You still have the same beauty.
Valentina, our special girl, I love you so much.
Sebastian, our special boy, I love you so much.

Mum and dad, how cruel this is, I love you so much.

Friends and family, it was great. I love you all.
Carers and nurses, you kept me going, I love you.

I’d include a photo of Valentina, looking fantastic in her school uniform, but we don’t, brilliant French speaker.

A little story. Once upon a time, two boys started big school at the same time. It was Tuesday lunchtime in the second week. One of the boys, with glasses and quite small, was sitting alone on a bench, eating his packed lunch. The other boy, also alone and with his own packed lunch, saw the boy, and asked him if they could eat their lunch together. “He was a nice boy, mummy, he looked lonely, so I asked him, he lives on a farm”. This is Sebastian.
Come and sit on my bench on Lastingham Moor. I’ll be there.

With love,


Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

2 thoughts to “Last Post?”

  1. Dear Andrew, I am happy to know you. We shared time and work experience in Turkey and I know so many things from you. So sorry to your health and current situation. I will always remember your smiles.

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