Have you ever dreamt that you walk into work and everyone is staring at you? At first you smile at the on-looking faces, then you begin to wonder why you're getting so much attention. Suddenly, your heart races as you anxiously look down to discover you aren’t wearing any trousers. Everyone is staring because you've stepped outside in your underwear.
A couple of weeks after an MRI scan confirmed my son’s severe brain damage, I stood over the sink washing dishes. A friend from church had come over to offer support and we talked. “You know, I just don't know what God is up to.” I seethed. “What do you mean?” “Well, if all this is [...]
12th October 2005 was Sam's birth day and my defining moment. 10 years ago today I had one of the toughest days of my life. My world was turned upside down and I became a mum. Motherhood is a magnifying glass. It amplifies your emotions, your strengths, your weaknesses and your LOVE. When you watch your [...]
Some weeks feel big. Big emotions, big events, just big. When I told my husband I had found many reasons to cry that week, he kindly suggested I may be pre-menstrual. He currently still has his head but I’m not committing to anything long-term. The kids went back to school yesterday and aside from failing to do [...]
Over sixty years ago twin daughters were removed from their mother. Last week my son performed at the London Palladium. This is the story of how my family went from the Asylum to the Palladium.
I don't find it easy seeing my shape change. My body feels as though it no longer belongs to me as I watch it expand. I'm startled when I see myself in the mirror but I don't need my reflection to tell me it's all different. My body has other ways of letting me know I'm in the [...]
This week I stepped in the door of a local Rotary club meeting and received a warm welcome. My husband sorted the kids for school while I sat down, ate breakfast and pretended to be a grown up for a couple of hours. The people I met were really friendly and they listened intently to my story [...]