I've been reading back through my Bea threads, with a view to collecting them together in some way. I've been laughing and crying at the memories, but the overwhelming thought is how bloody WONDERFUL you all were to me at times when I couldn't see the wood for the trees. You always had your own struggles, but never failed to take time to offer me support. I know your advice and encouragement helped me to give Beatrice the lovely life she had.
So that's it really. I miss posting updates, I miss reading your advice, I miss hearing about your children.
Funny, I was just thinking of you and the tea set! (and i was mainly a lurker rather than a regular poster on your threads) your eloquent posts charting Bea's journey brought so much to so many of us. I hope life is kinder to you all now x
Hi cup, lovely of you to pop in. I think about you often and have lurked on your other thread from time to time, but haven't really felt able to post as I thankfully have no experience of what you have been going through.
It would be great if you popped in from time to time to say hi and to keep in touch, but will understand if you don't want to.
Oh My Lovely you have nearly made me cry. My Beautiful Boy died 10 years ago age 13 he like your Little Bea had many problems but we were so lucky to have have him 10 years (we adopted when he was 3). The pain never goes but in time I embraced the pain, it is with memories all I have left. Love to you and your family cup you will really laugh again promise xx
I didn't post before as after waiting a few minutes someone always posted and said what I meant, but much better expressed.
From various people I know who have dc much older than ours (some grown-up, some moved-out, some gone upstairs like Bea, even one or two whose disabilities have become much less troublesome now), being a SN mum seems to remain right through old-lady-hood and beyond. Like being a 'resting' actor, a 'lapsed' Catholic, or an 'Irish'-American, maybe. A sort of mutual recognition of SN-parenthood even many years later.
Would be nice to hear about the teaset at some point. But if posting is too painful, I hope you'll lurk sometimes.