It doesn’t rain but it pours. I am well aware that we all go through ‘hard times’ and can empathise with others who suffer. However, I really start to wonder if my family have been cursed! 

Each week seems to bring yet another hurdle. It never seems to get any easier. Don’t get me wrong, I’m forever grateful for the people we have around us. I am thankful for being able to just about cover our bills and keep a roof over our children’s heads BUT our luck just seems to get worse and worse. 

Last week was a tough week. I had a busy working schedule and lots of hospital appointments. On top of that, I found out that my youngest son, who is only 10 has significant hearing loss. 

Following on from last week, I have been suffering with more seizures and pains. This has made work so much harder. Then to top it off, on Thursday morning, I had a really important appointment which put me under a lot of stress which exacerbated my symptoms. After that, I arrived home to find my eldest son in agony. He was rushed into hospital with suspected appendicitis 😕 

After 3 days in hospital, they finally let us home. It turns out he has a gastric virus. I was relieved it wasn’t as serious as we first thought. The kindness and support we have received from everyone around us has been so touching. We really are blessed. 

My little family are going through a very hard time. However, we won’t let it beat us. We stick together and with every obstacle we just become stronger. 

Sending anyone who takes the time to read this strength and durability. We all go through these tough times but it’s how we deal with it that determines the outcome. 

Thanks for taking the time to read my story. 

Charlotte xxx 

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