Tuesday, 23 August 2011

New Journaling Blog!


Well you probably know I've been having a rough time lately, My son Liam has Down's Syndrome, and is struggling to live independently and Al, my husband is very ill with heart problems which are untreatable. On top of that my eldest son is a recovering heroin addict and alcoholic and is terminally ill from complications due to Crohn's Disease - not related to his past addictions at all, my brother has narcolepsy and cataplexy and I look after my lovely elderly dad who lives next door.  You might think this is me having a good old moan but that's far from the truth. In amongst all this trauma I continue to search for those beautiful moments that make life worth living, of which there are many. As part of my search I've returned to a journey I started many years ago, an exploration of self. What makes me feel the way I do, think the thoughts I think and behave this way.  

I thought one or two of you might want to join in along the way so here's a link to my new blog

x Michelle

14 comments:

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hi Michelle x My heart goes out to you at such a stress ful time, but I have to say good on you for realising how those "little things and moments!" really are "Big things an moments!" sounds like to me a lot of people are relying on you, but who cares for the carer? You look after yourself hun x I am popping over to your other blog now x Leigh x

Vicky said...

Blooming Hell Michelle,
Hun you have so much to deal with, I totally admire you, you have such a strong spirit.
I fell across one of your post's on FB about your lovely Son and his Wife
My nextdoor neighbour's two boy's have down's, they are a bit younger than Liam, still living at home but have carers in every day. Why is it Liam can't get the help he needs.
It really does my head in to read what you wrote, I honestly don't understand our countries system....
Sending you lot's of love, will relink on FB
Keep strong hun xxxxx

Fiona said...

Crikey Michelle, you are amazing. You have so much on your plate, I don't know how you deal with all of this day in day out. You have my complete admiration, only wish I could do something to help you.

Brenda Brown said...

Michele, you are a true star that shines out above all the rest. I am so sorry you are dealing with so much - but I am full of admiration for what you do. I hope Liam's issues get sorted soon. I had replies from my emails to social services so I hope they are supporting you now. Keep on your personal journey and take strength from us where you can.
My love and prayers are with you.
Brenda xoxox

Sally H said...

I'm sending you a great big cyber hug, my friend. Hang in there, hun xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Michelle, I just don't know what to say, your lot in life seems so difficult and you are so brave dealing with it all. I'm glad you have started this new journalling blog and I'm sure you will be a complete inspiration there as you are here, you amaze me:0) Gay x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Oh what a lot you have going on in your life. You will find the strength to get through this and I wish better times for you all. Off to look at your new blog! xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

I'm caring for my Mom full time after a stroke, and have similar issues with husband and sons, so I'm sending you prayers and hugs. My mantra is keep chin up and keep steppin'. Time in my studio helps keep me sane.

Sue said...

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PatR said...

You are amazing! So much bad "Stuff" to deal with but you still manage to be positive and brilliantly creative. Big ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))) xxx

Netty said...

To be honest Michelle I don't know what to say. Accept you are one hell of a lady. xx

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mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Michelle, Thanks for your kind words and your wardrobe is just brilliant, good old M&S LOL
The plane stamp is Katzelkraft from the set with the train on and the old fashioned bike.
Hope the people at the SS understand a bit more of Liam's understanding of time now, Oh dear:{ Gay xxx

Pam said...

Hi folks
Just spent another few hours in the company of Michelle & Janet, not to mention the other lovely ladies at the stamp club. Another great time. It really is my 2 weekly highlight. Plenty laughs and banter (and crafting too of course)
See you soon girls.
Love Pam