Support from friends and family

Curved Balls

The greatest thing about life throwing curved balls at you is finding out just how many people really care.  We’ve had our fair share of curved balls over the years and whilst every single one sends us into a spin, we quickly rally and solve the problem as best we can, all working together as a team.  I love my children for that, they are so close that as soon as something goes badly wrong they close ranks around whoever is in need and do whatever it takes to make things better or just keep the love coming.

I’m not at liberty to go into details but let’s just say that this is one of those times.  There’s no quick fix to this one, it’s going to be a long journey, sadly, but already the children have taken on the night shifts so that I can sleep well and stay strong.  They’ve also taken on whichever of my jobs they can to free some of my time up to do what I need to do.  Bless them, I love their spirit.

Some of my closest friends have rallied as well, proving that it doesn’t matter how new a friendship is, it can still be as strong as a long standing one of many years.  So many people have given up their time to do what they can to help make things better and I really can’t thank them enough, they know who they are.

They say that friends are the family we choose and I guess that’s right, but I’m blessed with a wonderful family as well who care deeply for each other and you can’t put a price on that.  They also say that you find out who your true friends are in a time of crisis, I’m not sure I agree with that.  So many of my friends have wanted to help but distance has prevented them from having direct input, that doesn’t diminish the support they have offered emotionally for us all.  Just knowing that people are thinking about you can be enough.

So I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the people that have given up their time, thoughts and compassion over the past couple of weeks.  Words can never express how much it means to us all.

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