Only a few people know my true story. One day, when the time is right, I will share my full, crazy and sometimes heart breaking journey in the form of a book- hey a girl can dream 😁
Today, I attended an open day at a university for my eldest son. If you would have told me 16 years ago that this was going to happen, I would never have believed you.
The thing is, many of us have tales to tell of rising from adversity. Fighting our own personal battles. This got me thinking that in reality, we all have it inside of us. It’s part of being human. We are strong when we have to be. Our experiences shape us into who we are meant to be.
I’m a true believer that we are in charge of our own destiny. Of course, we do not choose to make bad choices or to suffer. However, it’s what we decide to learn from our experiences that really make a difference. It’s by no means easy. Sometimes, it takes some of us longer to learn and we continue to repeat that mistake. When we finally get to the point of learning, we adapt and move on to our next challenge.
I’m sure you are thinking, please get to the point I’m trying to make 😂 so what I’m trying to say is that if you are stuck, if you can’t see a way out, please, please believe me that there is a way to get through whatever you are going through. You have to grasp on to any smidgen of hope you have inside of you.
When it’s time and I can share my truth, I hope you will recognise that if I can escape, if I can get to where I am now from where I have been, then we really are all capable of living our best lives no matter what we have been through.
I’m not perfect at all. I have many, many flaws but I’m totally fine with that. We don’t know everyone’s story. Please be kind. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
I’m proud of how far my little family have come. I was 19 years old when my first son was born. A real ‘statistic’. I was a child having a child. We grew up together and then I was blessed 4 years later with my youngest son. Despite, the awful things we have been through, we have risen and will continue to rise above and beyond our limits.
My children are literally my heartbeat. I am absolutely thrilled and grateful for what amazing young men they are becoming. Their resilience is awe inspiring. They are my fuel, my fire and my reason for never giving up.
It’s been a really tough few weeks. I’ve been pushing myself beyond my limits and my physical and mental health are suffering as a result. My symptoms have flared up and I have some big decisions to make. I know that whatever happens, I will have my family behind me.
I’m exhausted but still fighting. As I have said many times before, I have too much to fight for to give up now!
Sending well wishes, hugs and hope to anyone reading this now who needs reminding just how amazing and fantastic they really are.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story.