Good Morning, all! Hope that those of you enjoying a Bank Holiday are having a fantastic day, and that everyone else has had a great weekend!
The weather is beautiful here and we have a family BBQ planned for later in the day – coincidental, but it just happens to be my parents 52nd wedding anniversary. Dad would tell you that he would get less for a life sentence!!
A very good friend contacted me earlier in the week with the sad news that her mum had died. She has been living in a nursing home for several years now and has gradually deteriorated, but in recent weeks she took a turn for the worse with a bad chest infection and just wasn’t strong enough to fight it. This week has been very hard for my friend, her brother & sister, and particularly her dad. They had been married over 60 years. It struck me that no matter how old or how sick a loved one is, the sense of loss at a death just can’t be anticipated.
When I received that message my own mum was here and I should probably point out that we have a great relationship. She has been staying with me whilst the family have been away and has effectively been my carer again! Talk about turning the clock back, becoming the child again. I felt so dependent physically and even a short car journey left me struggling, but it never fails to amaze me how that parent/child psychological bond is always there. No matter how old you are, it is always possible to feel like a teen again! A naughty teen at times! Seriously though, thanks mum, I couldn’t have managed without you.
This week I have been able to spend time finding new groups and meeting new bloggers online. So the inspiring blog posts I have for you are from a mixture of sources – one of them being the Facebook group Big Up Your Blog! – run by Suzie from “Suzie Speaks”. I have included her post about self censorship on our blogs – it is something all bloggers should read, no matter what your content matter. I think that I have probably failed miserably on all counts!! There is also a beautiful poem about a relationship break up, the role we play ins supporting new mothers emotionally and a shout out for a new disability campaign for parents later this year.
So as usual, grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy…..
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