The Love of a Family is life’s greatest blessing

My life is made up of 5 beautiful, unique, crazy, adorable children. 2 girls, Miss Lady & Miss P and 3 boys, Master R, Master L & Master H, our somewhat elusive cat Smokey, our crazy little puppy dog Spike and my beautiful husband, Moyle.

We’ve been through so many ups and downs in our time together. In fact we’ve been knocked down so many times that I sometimes wonder if it wouldn’t be better just to stay down. But that’s not how life works and so we’ve picked ourselves up every time and carried on.

When I think back over my life I sometimes wonder how I’ve managed to squeeze so much into my 28 years. But compared to just some of the things my middle child has been through, my life experiences pale in comparison.

In November 2013 my then 5 year old son Master L was diagnosed with stage 4 medulloblastoma, brain cancer. In a matter of minutes, seconds even, once the diagnosis was disclosed to us, our family as we knew it ceased to exist and in its place was a bunch of people trying to stay afloat. The challenges we have faced since then have tested us to our limits and sometimes I’m not sure how we make it through each day.

My other kids aged 11, 9, 5 and 3 have had a hard time adjusting to our new life and it hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park trying to reassure them that everything is okay. They have trouble sleeping, get anxious on hospital day and their anxiety has even manifested into anger, sadness and even sometimes being completely silly. We’ve had to relocate our family closer to the children’s hospital for Master L’s treatment so they have had to leave everything behind and start again. It’s been a hard, trying time for them all, having to move to a new town and start at a new school. New friends, new sporting clubs a whole new world full of doctors, poison, anxiety and stress, heartache and uncertainty. Trying to keep life as normal as possible is easier said than done.

I’d love to run my frustrations out but I’m lazy. Some days I’d even love to smash things but then I’d have to clean up and again I’m lazy. But I do like to write. I write poems, stories, lists. I’m a day dreamer and I believe it helps to cleanse the soul. So to help me stay sane through the crazy days ahead I’ll write, and you’re welcome to take this journey with me.

  1. Amanda says:

    Keep writing, I love reading your work.


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