Tuesday, 23 October 2012


I have had so many milestones I have achieved since diagnosis. I didn't think I would see Kieran go to senior school so 2008 was massive for me. I saw Siobhan, my lovely daughter achieve such great hurdles, the biggest was seeing her get a BA honours degree. She is very artistic, it has been in her forever so to see her channel what she loves so much into a degree was wonderful. Pride is an underestimation of how I feel about my children.

I know how very proud my dad would be of my children. He loved his grand children so much, we went to visit him in hospital one day and I showed him some of Siobhan's artwork. He was so pleased to see how well she was doing.
He would be so proud to see that Richard has his own little family now. I can see a little part of my dad is in all of them and I would love watching them grow and remind me of what a wonderful person he was.

If he was alive now, he would be by my side. I don't blame him for any of what has happened. Things happen for a reason, none of this is his fault, He always told me that life was mapped out in front of us all, there isn't anything we can do to change it, such a very wise man and i think I miss our little talks most of all. I have my memories and my 3 beautiful children, I hold my dad in my heart every day and I knew how much my dad loved me, he still does as I am so blessed with my life. He must be watching over me if my life is this good. I am so happy with what we all have and what we will have.

I am so very thankful that I am the only one of us 4 girls who has got this disease. I would be so upset if my 3 sisters had it, I never want them to go through this hell.
It has made me a stronger person. I have got so many wonderful friends now, so many warriors that I am in touch with, such very brave people, I am so proud to be a part of that community. I am hoping for many more milestones, Bring it on : )

I am waiting to hear about other schools and colleges and we will visit them too. Kieran, his dad and I have a lot to talk about. We have to see what is best for him.

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