Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

The Awesomeness Challenge: Smashed!

My Awesomeness Challenge for Hugo’s third birthday, and to celebrate the third anniversary of me being not dead went ahead as planned on Monday 20 February 2017…and I smashed it! Not only did I smash the fitness challenge itself – check out the video below for highlights of the 12 exercises – but my fundraising […] Read more…

Mother’s Day as an Empty-Armed Mother

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. It will be my third in my two years as a mother. My first, in 2014, came just three days after Hugo died. On that first Mother’s Day I took to my bed. Neither Martin or I left the house, and I avoided social media. I knew seeing happy families […] Read more…

Hugo’s Second Birthday, Celebrated

We celebrated Hugo’s second birthday on Saturday. The lead-up felt challenging, with reminders and triggers of my admission to hospital, and everything that entailed. After surviving the first anniversaries, Martin and I wanted to do more than just survive this year. Surviving is fine of course, and there is nothing wrong with simply surviving as […] Read more…

Another Year Older – And I Am Glad

It’s my birthday tomorrow, another year older. And I’m glad. I don’t have to go to work; I have a lovely day planned. Cards have already arrived, yet to be opened; and if I am lucky I may even get some gifts. But it is not for those reasons I am glad it’s my birthday […] Read more…

In Appreciation of All That Is Good

A post in appreciation of the positive things that have happened this week: – Lazy day on Monday. The reason for the lazy day wasn’t so good: a very low mood, unsure of what to do with myself. Fortunately Monday was my no-work day this week so I was able to do some self-care. I […] Read more…

Hugo’s First Birthday, Survived

Hugo’s first birthday, one of the most difficult ‘firsts’ has come and gone. It was not a date I was looking forward to. But I have survived. Really, my survival was not in doubt. Hugo’s first birthday could never be as bad as the day he died, or as bad as the day of his […] Read more…

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