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.
Saturday afternoon and my next little patient arrived.
Five years old with long blonde hair. She’s just the most beautiful little girl and always so happy to see me.
Now it’s actually been about two years since she last came for a visit with her grandma and aunty. Not for a treatment, just for a visit. So when her grandmother asked if I would give her a treatment I didn’t hesitate, because I knew the little one would be very happy to climb up onto my healing bed as she had done, as she played, two years earlier.
She loves my healing room, it’s full of butterflies, angels and fairies. A little girls delight!
And this big girls.
So why did her grandmother feel the need for her to have a treatment?
A few weeks ago her great grandfather died, the whole family were very upset at loosing him so quickly. He had been a father, a grandfather, and great grandfather, full of jokes and love and his loss had affected our little one quite badly.
She hasn't wanted to leave her mothers side since the day of his funeral. She hasn’t wanted to go to school and she doesn’t like being left when anyone goes out. Our little one defiantly needed some help.
She was very pleased to see me. I got a lovely hug as soon as she came through our front door.
And I was right, she climbed up onto my healing bed with out even being asked and lay herself down.
I was able to give her almost a full treatment, well over hour an hour, and for a little one that was a long time. She just lay quietly with a great big smile on her face. Enjoying every minute of her treatment. This is one very ‘aware’ little girl. Or should I say ‘Old Soul.’
When her grandma put her into the car to go home, she asked her how she was feeling?
Apparently she put both her thumbs up into the air and said, “grandma I feel so happy”.
Now what more you could possibly want a five year old to say?
I do love what I do.
Grandma is going to bring her back to see me for a couple more treatments as she feels it will do her the world of good. And of course that’s fine by me.
I’ll keep you all posted.
Trust me, you can!
I've just come back from a fabulous holiday with all my family and I’m still in the glow of the fantastic time we all had together.
Healing can come in so many ways.
A kind word, a smile and a hug and the gift of something new that can help us, and make us smile, and that’s what I experienced while we were away.
A completely unexpected simple and very helpful bit of advice that will help me for the rest of my life.
I was listening to my daughter-in- law explaining to my eight year old grandson how to do the breast stroke. He can do the crawl, back stroke and even the butterfly stroke, and he can float on his back with ease, but he has yet to learn the breast stroke.
i listens to every word she told him...and realised that what she was explaining to him was not what I had been doing for the past 55 years!!!
I was taught in the 1950’s that my legs and arms needed to work together like a frog.
NO... my daughter-in-law was explaining to my grandson - arms and then legs, not arms and legs together. Arms and then legs...arms and then legs and once you get into the rhythm you will be away.
I said to her, “That’s not what I’ve been doing for the past 55 years”. “I no” she said. “I’ve been watching you. You might find you go under a couple of times as you begin to try this, but have a go.”
So I did.
A couple of mouthfuls of water later - and I was away.
Once I had the rhythm she was right, I was away.
So much easier and absolutely no strain on my shoulders or neck or anywhere else. I seemed to glide across the pool. Wow.
And yes, healing can and does come in lots of different and unexpected ways.
So a very big thank you to my beautiful and very clever daughter- in- law.