~Its New Years Eve in Oz....and I sit here refelecting on the year that has gone.
This year I have spent time learning more about my birth family and talking with another of my sisters Tammy......and while all of this is still a bit like a dream, I am actually starting to feel more connected with them. I lost an aunt I had never met,....she was the first person I ever spoke to from my birth family and I will never forget her kindness and compassion towards me at one of the scariest points of my life. RIP sweet Aunt Rosa ♥
I had to put my mum in a nursing home this year as she just wasn't coping at home any more. Its not easy to pack up someones life and downsize it to not much more than a few boxes and a couple of suitcases. There was alot of memories to deal with and we had to pack up the last of my dads things and give them to charity (that was possibly the hardest thing), and while another chapter in my mums life is over she is now living in a beautiful nursing home that is like a 4 star hotel, with lots of lovely caring people around her and a social calender like she has never had before. All of that has taken alot of pressure off of myself and my brother, so we are breathing a little easier.
Its been a tough year with my furbabies having to say good bye to two of them. First Charlie girl lost her battle with cancer....and then dear little Molly succumbed to the pain of brittle joints and old age.
One of the best highs this yeas is I got to watch my son marry his childhood sweetheart and also finding out I am to be a nanny again.
Well next year promises to be full of highs and lows again I am sure, and every day I am thankful for those around me, and that I can get out of bed and greet each day with a smile.
I dont do New Years Resolutions because I think life is tough enough without adding to it....instead I just try to be a better version of myself.
So from my family to yours......I hope you have a
...Happy New Year....♥.