I’m coming up to another birthday – it’s not a “major” birthday, but it is a day to celebrate and reflect the life I’m living.

I’m particularly grateful, because this year, I won’t be in the constant pain of years past and for me this is a gift that just keeps on giving. My son has benefitted no end for having a Mum who can actually play with him, instead of having to rest or zoinked out on pain meds.

I am also grateful for the friends, new and old, who are in my life. For each and everyone, you make me smile more, laugh often and lift me when I’m down – thank you…

I am also grateful for the short time I knew my friend who was murdered not so long ago. Her cheer, and her humour will be missed forever by all who knew her. But I am grateful I had the opportunity to know her, and be a part of her universe.

And I’ve chosen to pursue a career which at the age of 16 seemed like the perfect one for me – and now I’m back at University studying to be qualified, it is the perfect one for me. I don’t regret the studies or the work I’ve done in the past, because it’s made me who I am, but I realise now, how perfect a fit it is for my life now, and the person I have become.

I am also grateful for my parents, who though no longer alive, gave me the best opportunities they could, by moving to Australia, and raising me in the country. I learnt so much, and I carry with me, my Dad’s love of poetry, and my Mum’s love of the land. Thank you both.

And finally I’m grateful that I have a partner who is wonderful, supportive and a great cook! And a child who is wiser and funnier than me, who brings to each day a sense of adventure and many cuddles. I love that I have the opportunity to be here with them, and I am so grateful for this my life.



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