The Year of Tin

To You, Wow! 10 Years. There was a moment a while back I wasn’t so sure we’d get to this anniversary. This time last year I did not enjoy buying your anniversary card, I didn’t want to tell you how much of a good husband you were or pick a soppy card brimming with sentiments […]

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Not for his Chicken Legs

I didn’t know how I would react when I first saw him. I knew, rightly or wrongly, that my reaction weighed heavily on him. My initial response would reflect his. As I’d left him, I had been overwhelmed with the realisation of what was about to happen knowing how much he didn’t want it to. […]

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When the small boy turned 2

I wasn’t ready last year. To celebrate Sams birthday. I didn’t want to think about it, the date. Didn’t want to be reminded of what had happened, what he went through. The run up made me feel anxious, sick and teary. I wanted to forget. Forget about his traumatic entrance in the world. Forget my […]

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When you realise you must be doing something right

When we found out about Chris’ diagnosis, it was my kids, especially Lily, I thought of first. I knew that regardless of anything else that was going on, I needed to keep things as normal as possible for them. To make sure I was there for bedtime and that they were at home as much […]

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Six Down

It was daunting when we first found out that Chris’ treatment would take at least 12 months. Just think about what you can fit into a year, 365 days, what you can plan for, what you can look forward to. As the New Year bells rang signalling the start of 2016 there wasn’t the usual […]

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