I have been meaning to write this for a while now and reading Metropolitan Mum’s post last night encouraged me to try and put into words how tough a month February has been for many of us.
Personally, a close family member (who wishes to be unnamed) has been ill, causing great worry to our family. Thankfully he is slowly on the mend (when things could have been quite different), putting daily niggles into great perspective.
My heart, along with the rest of the blogging community, is breaking for Jennie at Edspire whose beautiful daughter Matilda Mae slept and never woke. It is unimaginable what pain her and her family are going through right now. We are all mourning with her and sending her strength and love.
I am also thinking of great blogging friend Mirka from All Baby Advice whose father is very unwell. She and her whole family are always in my thoughts at this terrible time.
Blogger and mother of 4, Tamsyn from Manic Mum is at the forfront of on our minds as she battles to get her husband Alex, home. Alex suffered a life changing brain injury from a rugby accident in October 2011 and the family relocated back to the UK from their lives in France. After 2 life saving brain operations, 3 1/2 months in ICU, he is now in neuro-reeducation.
His recovery will take years, and his sight will not return. Tamsyn hosted a fundraising ball recently (which I sadly couldn’t make), raising over £12k for making waves for Alex with the funds going towards vital treatment and equipment to help him on his slow recovery. If you would like to support his rehabilitation, you can donate at the above link.
Photograph ©Peter Broadbent.