That’s another year done, more adventures experienced and new lessons learned. We’re starting 2015 with a positive outlook – the switch to NG-tube and elemental feeding has already started to see some health improvements for M and we finally have a plan for moving forward that will be looking for the root cause for some of his health problems. Both children are happy and settled at school and G is looking ahead to moving into secondary school in September. We’ve met and made friends with several of the lovely FABED families and have been able to help raise funds and awareness for this charity and the condition it supports. I’m not sure what 2015 holds for us all, but, if nothing else, I’ve learned to hold tightly to my hat as it’s certain to be a bumpy ride!
Wishing you all a happy, ssuccessful and peaceful 2015. May your wishes and dreams be fulfilled.
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Just some of the children’s creations
This is definitely a t-shirt us #EGID parents need!
Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields, Sleep sweet – to rise anew! We caught the torch you threw And holding high, we keep the Faith With All who died.
We cherish, too, the poppy red That grows on fields where valor led; It seems to signal to the skies That blood of heroes never dies, But lends a lustre to the red Of the flower that blooms above the dead In Flanders Fields.
And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.
As we count down to the New Year, I have to confess to being glad to saying goodbye to 2013. The last 2 years have been tough for our family and I’m looking forward to a more positive 2014. We’re still not at our ideal place with M, but we now have a diagnosis and every day sees us taking a step – be it forwards, backwards or just to tread water to stay where we are – and we’re hoping to make some real progress in the 12 months ahead. All that being said, there have been many highlights of 2013, not least of which has been the adventure of starting this blog and below are a few of my favourite:
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The George Cross awarded for “acts of the greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage “
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Poor Cat, all ready for surgery, but relegated to wait instead
Garfield and I have a lot in common!
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Wishing you all a happy and peaceful 2014. May your new year wishes be fulfilled.
The culture of bullying ,abuse & corruption at mental health charity MIND ruins lives. This national organisation has an annual income of £56 million and provides no frontline services. Yet they dupe the public into believing they do and asking for yet more cash! Those in positions to effect change must listen! MIND is not fit for purpose and MUST be held to account.. My personal account as a former member of staff and victim of workplace bullying at MIND.