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A lot has happened in the meantime

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

It’s been a very long time since I wrote anything here, but it’s time to dip my toes into the water again, it’s time to come back.

I lost my mother, I had a stroke, my youngest child moved out, my life changed …..hugely really….but I somehow stayed the same and just kept plodding on. Well you have to really, don’t you? And it’s OK, it really is. My new reality. Good days and not so good days, but I feel like the worst has happened and I’ve survived. Looking back I almost don’t know how I did it. But I did. One day at a time. One step at a time. I learned a lot. I was hurt, very hurt, by the way one member of my family behaved, but I am putting that all behind me and looking resolutely forwards. Best foot forward. That’s what mum would have wanted, it’s what she would have told me to do. At least I think she would. If she had been able to.

You know, it’s lovely to be back. I hope some of you, my lovely virtual friends, are still out there. There will be more. I’ve been sewing, and knitting, and other stuff.


7 Responses to “A lot has happened in the meantime”

  1. Carol Wilkie Says:

    Great to see you again. You’ve have gone through so much but you’ve made it to the other side.
    Sending a hug x

  2. Sheri Taylor Says:

    Oh my dear Helen, you have had a time of it. So sorry to hear of your various situations but delighted to hear from you again. You are an incredibly strong woman to maintain your positive attitude. I truly admire you. I am going to adopt your “best foot forward” mindset to sustain me through the coming months as I have elected to have my knees replaced and know that the recovery period will be challenging but ultimately worthwhile. All the best to you. Hang in there – I am looking forward to hearing more about your creative endeavors. Continued healing for you!

  3. CarlaHR Says:

    Helen, what a lovely surprise to have your post appear in my mail box. You have been missed. So sorry to hear of your loss and your own illness. Here’s hoping that the good days outnumber the bad.
    My very best wishes to you.

  4. Edith Klingaman Says:

    WElcome back! So sorry to hear of your losses and your illness but glad you are well enough to dip back in.

  5. melody ambler Says:

    Hi Helen, it’s so nice to see you back. It sounds like you’ve been through so much; I’m so sorry. Life can be tough, and sometimes all we can do is plod, one step at a time. So you’ve done great to get back out there! Keep up the good work?

  6. Kathryn Says:

    I’m sorry to hear you have had so much to contend with. I hope that your health will improve and that from now on life will become much easier. It is good to see you back here.

  7. Wendy Says:

    Hi Helen!

    I am so sorry for your loss, I understand as I too lost my Mom this year.

    It sounds like your life has had many twists and turns and changes…I hope that the road can be easier now and that you have your health. We are now empty nesters and after so many years of being so involved in my daughters lives I now watch from the sidelines as they have spread their wings…

    Yes one foot in front of the other! Embrace each day for what it is and remember to breathe…that’s my daily advice to myself ?