I can’t believe it.
My third book is finished, and someone has already kindly left me a five star review.
When I read the words she had written down I had a tears in my eyes.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to her for the lovely things she said about my (fathers) book.
Love and blessings always.
It’s wonderful how a very simple little thing can put a smile on my face and help me to feel good about myself, and I not really bothered what other people might think.
Yesterday was the first day I have been able to go out into the garden and start the job of tidying up after the winter, and start weeding.
Don't get me wrong, I know that the snow is probably not far away, but for now the weather is perfect for being out side working.
My garden is my haven.
I can get lost in my own thoughts as I work slowly away...on my hands and knees.
I couldn’t stand and garden if my life depended on it, but it doesn't, thank God.
I’m just grateful beyond words that my knees, on this ‘almost’ 70year old girl are still O.K.
Having M.S. for me means my legs and arms are not very strong, or stable. But I can crawl around on the ground to my hearts content....and I do.
There is nothing better for me than having my hands in and busying myself in Gods good earth.
So today I was able to do some more gardening....and I can tell you all....I’m feeling really good about myself.
Time for tea.
Having a child named after you is very special....I know...because I have one named after me.
Now I’m mentioning this to you, because my name sake was born and lives in Australia and came to visit with us just last week.
Wow....what an emotional time I had.
If you read my first book....Different?...You Have Always Been Different....you will have read the story of why this beautiful young lady was named after me.
So guess what....I’m not going got repeat it here.
My book costs the same price as a packet of cigarettes, so treat yourself to an adventure and read my story.
Then you can read book two....and now book three.
All on Amazon both in the UK and on Amazon.com for the rest of the world.
I couldn’t be more proud of my name sake if she were my own daughter.
She’s just finished high school, and she has been travelling through Europe sinlce the 5th of December with her best friend from school.
The finally part of their travels brought them to Northern England to stay a few days with us. It was a joy to have them both.
They slept, ate, giggled and played board games with us and then slept again....for hours!.
Comfy, warm, safe, and snug.
Safe journey home precious girl.
Perhaps one day I will see her again.
I actually have two children named after me, but I only found out about the second one a short while ago. The strange thing is....their mothers both have the same name....spooky....
Well folks...we thought our house was sold...but the sale fell through just before Christmas.
The week before the contracts were due to be signed.
I didn’t shout, I didn’t swear, I didn’t even get cross...perhaps I should have!
Anger to me is a waste of energy.
But I must be honest and say I felt very lost and confused.
I’m so ready to move, I’m so ready to live in a smaller easier to manage property.
I’m struggling now to keep our home in good shape and I’m struggling with the two flights of stairs to get to bed.
Its a bungalow for me a.s.p.
I keep saying God must have a plan....I just haven’t a clue what that plan is.
Dear Lord in Heaven....please find us a buyer for our home.....very soon.....
We have found our forever home, and I would love to move into it.
OK ... that’s my prayer for the New Year....
On Wednesday this week one of my favourite patients came for a treatment.
He’s ten years old, and such a lovely sensitive Soul.
When he came through our front door he handed me my Christmas present. (I hadn’t seen him for six weeks).
His mother explained to me that he had wanted to give me something special, something that belonged to him.
He chose something that he had bought himself, with his own pocket money, about two years ago,
Its the most beautiful little angel, with sparkly wings and a red ruby heart where her heart should be.
I wish I could put a photo of her right here for you all to see.
I have however put the photo I have taken of her on both my twitter feed, and my Instagram feed.
So if you go to the front page of my web site you should be able to find her.
What a very special gift to me...from a very special little young man.
I wonder if anyone out there has had, or, is having the same problem as me.
I’m finding it almost impossible to use an escalator these days.
Going up is still OK, but I’m finding 9 times out of ten I can’t face going down on the escalator, I need to find a lift to get me back to the ground floor.
As I’m standing at the top watching the steps on the escalator as they travel down away from me, I feel as if I’m going to fall forward and I’ve got to be honest, I’m frightened to put my foot onto a step as it appears in front of me, at what seems to me like brake neck speed.
My brain (and me) just won’t let me use it.
So it’s off to find a lift so that I can get back to the ground floor.
It would appear that that’s what I’m going to have to do for the rest of my life.
It’s not the end of the world, it’s just the end of me riding an escalator to the ground floor.
Does anyone else out there with MS have the same problem? if you do I would love to hear from you.
Happy New Year to you all.
Please, please forgive me for being away so long.
But there is a very good reason for my absence.
I’ve been trying very hard to get my third book finished... and I have.
Its on Amazon now, both in the uk and on the .com site for the rest of the world.
I can’t believe it. My third book!
‘Wonderment’ ....the book I promised Myself and my Faher I would write 32 years ago.
And at long last it’s done.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me.
If you need some words of comfort....or you just need a hug....then do yourself a favour...get ‘Wonderment’ , it will help and uplift you.
But as the back page says, you may need a box of tissues to hand.
I’ll be back soon with more stories I promise.