A short thank you


Tom close upThere are times when I am pleased to be able to type my words and not have to say them (I bet you never expected a QVC presenter to say such a thing!).

This is one of those times…I think (I know) that they would get caught deep inside and I would struggle with emotion. Yet I hope that you all realise just how much your responses to my blogs mean to me -every single time.Yet this time, I am even more thrilled, amazed and emotional.


My blog about Tom that I wrote on World Downs Syndrome Day has been read, discussed and responded to in the most gloriously positive way – I could not be happier.

I have had people approach me and say they enjoyed and appreciated reading about Tom and learning a little about Downs Syndrome …thanking me for sharing! Well, I thank each and every one of you for giving a little of your time, to read and therefore think about Down's Syndrome at that moment and hopefully beyond that moment. To my wonderful 67, those of you who shared back, giving me such warmth through your words and the courage that when the time is right once more, it will be a good thing to continue to share, educate and well quite obviously just be a proud parent – THANK-YOU.

I have read, re-read and read again ALL your comments. I foolishly started to read them in between my shows at QVC…NOT a sensible idea and I realised how deeply I am touched by all that you have shared with me.

I WISH WISH WISH that I could respond to each of you personally…forgive me, yet please know that I feel so incredibly privileged and grateful that you have shared your lives, thoughts and stories with me.
It so clearly shows that there are so many of us in this world who are experiencing these different paths…some of you in similar situations to me, and some of you have friends or loved ones who have differences.

Your replies have made me smile, made me soar with joy and yes, some of your replies really made my heart hurt…what strength and courage you have.

I wish you all peace and my love and admiration,

Claire x


  1. annie April 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm -  Reply

    Clair you are a lovely lady and Tom is a beautiful boy. Ihave a friend who as a sister with Downs,and some of the things she says she as us all crying with laughter.But Mandy is 45 and she is the most loving person anyone could wish to meet he.Take care Clare,x

  2. Pauline Wilson April 9, 2014 at 9:03 am -  Reply

    OMG Claire I have been with QVC for well over 16 years and read all your blogs but have never commented but on this occasion felt the need you speak so much from the heart and you touch mine every time you put pen to paper. What a beautiful person you are both inside and out your family are honoured to have a person sharing and helping to guide their lives. Much love and thank you for you are truly inspirational. Pauline x

  3. Susan April 18, 2014 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire,
    I didn’t read your last blogs until today and I so enjoyed them. Tom is wonderful and achieving so much. As are your other 2 stars. You and Dan are so wonderful too for bringing them up so well. Much love and get better soon.
    Susan x

  4. alisa baker May 12, 2014 at 10:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    I havn’t posted a comment before, but on this occasion I feel I must. I have shopped with QVC for a long time, I have read many of your blogs and find them refreshing and realistic telling life like it realy is. I am a govener in a SEN school. I know many children and young adults with Downs. They never cease to amaze me, with their can and want to do attitude and zest for life. Every one has their own character they just happen to have Downs. My Son is autistic, I agree that people should be educated on these circumstances in life. We are all different and unique.
    Keep up the good work.
    Kind regards
    Alisa x

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