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Did someone say home?

And so August continued with those ups and downs. As friends and family and people we didn’t even know prayed and fasted we saw God move in remarkable ways. Results came back to say he didn’t have this and he didn’t have that. When they thought there were problems with his brain, then his kidneys,… Continue reading Did someone say home?

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‘I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down!” 🎶

We didn’t know that day just how important that little ward would become to us. It became a second home, a little haven; the nurses became our good friends, the Sisters like mothers, the cleaner knew what way I took my coffee, the doctors felt like school mates, and the cardiac consultants like grandpas.  What… Continue reading ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never gonna keep me down!” 🎶

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He’s got this!

That Sunday night was a game changer – life changer really. I, again, lost all control. My heart was racing, aching. My thoughts spiralling out of control as I thought about how we would have to rent a holiday home over in England for the summer – the consultant had said he didn’t know how… Continue reading He’s got this!

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‘You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have’.

“To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his… Continue reading ‘You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have’.

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All a bit surreal…but also much too real.

The hardest part of it all up until this point was not getting skin to skin with Elijah when he was born, and to this day is something which always brings a tear when I think of it. I found that so incredibly difficult. I just wanted to hold him, to feel him, to let… Continue reading All a bit surreal…but also much too real.

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When people are put in your path.

At that point, (if you’re just reading for the first time you need to see the previous 2 posts!!) the tears started. Silent tears ran down my cheeks – I didn’t want Ben to know how disappointed I was. The thing is, I’m not a cry-er. If I cry Ben knows things are bad. But,… Continue reading When people are put in your path.

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When the very thing you didn’t want happens.

As we arrived at the hospital that evening I felt nervous but also strangely calm. The midwife was lovely and spoke so gently yet confidently. She took us into one of the rooms and hooked me up to those big stretchy band things – the pink and blue ones. And we heard baby’s heartbeat straight… Continue reading When the very thing you didn’t want happens.