Fin, Here we are again, another year gone in what seems like the blink of an eye and just 4 years away from adulthood! I really wish time would slow down a little bit because whilst you might not be growing upwards, you are maturing before my very eyes, and that little boy with the… Continue reading To Fin, on your 14th birthday
To Fin, 11 years on from D Day!
Fin, As I sit here, wondering what to write to you this year, it seems crazy to think that it's been 4,015 days since that dark Friday night back in January 2012. All this time later, I can still recount every single minute of that night as if it happened yesterday. Dipping the urine strip… Continue reading To Fin, 11 years on from D Day!
To Cian, as you turn 16!
Here we are again, another year gone in the blink of an eye. I can't believe in two years time, you will officially be an adult and the very thought of not seeing and speaking to you every day makes me feel physically sick. But whilst watching you grow up and become more independent is… Continue reading To Cian, as you turn 16!
To Fin, as you become a teenager!
As I sit here thinking of what to write in this post, I can't quite believe that you, my baby boy, are a teenager. It only seems like yesterday you were placed in my arms and you looked up at me with those big blue eyes and I turned to Daddy and said 'He's going… Continue reading To Fin, as you become a teenager!
To Fin, a decade on from your diagnosis.
Fin, How can it be 10 years since I carried you into hospital on a dark wet Friday in January? How can it be 10 years since I laid you on the hospital bed snuggled up in your khaki parka jacket; Lightning McQueen gripped firmly in your chubby little hand, and waited with baited breath… Continue reading To Fin, a decade on from your diagnosis.
To Cian, on your 15th birthday
Well Ci, here we are again on yet another birthday. I swear as you get older, the years go quicker and as I write this, I feel so emotional that in three years time you will officially be an adult. It only seems like yesterday that I was holding your chubby little hand on your… Continue reading To Cian, on your 15th birthday
To Fin, on your 12th Birthday!
Fin, I can't actually believe that a whole year after writing your 11th Birthday lockdown post and commenting on how we would make up for everything once the pandemic was over, your 12th birthday has arrived, we are still in the same position and you still haven't been to Miller and Carter! The last 13… Continue reading To Fin, on your 12th Birthday!
To Fin, on your 9th “Diaversary”
Fin, Here we are again, another 27th January, another year of living with Type 1 Diabetes and what a year it has been! At this point in time, I normally look back over the preceding year and re-visit all of your (mainly sporting) achievements but, unfortunately, this year, there have been very few due to… Continue reading To Fin, on your 9th “Diaversary”
To Cian, on your 14th birthday!
Ci, Here we are again, another year gone by and as I look back on your 14th year, I'm sure I could be forgiven for saying it's been pretty crap with almost half of it spent in the midst of a pandemic. However, things started off well with a great summer in West Wales, spending… Continue reading To Cian, on your 14th birthday!
To Fin, on your last day in Primary School
Fin, Today will be the last ever day you walk through the doors of Ton Pentre Juniors, almost 4 months since the last time you walked out, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. These last few weeks should have been spent with all your friends, on a trip to London, practising for your Leaver's concert and… Continue reading To Fin, on your last day in Primary School