Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A letter to Martha Grace || May 2016


My Beautiful Baby Girl,
My mind is racing at a thousand thoughts per minute. We are now in May and the safety of knowing that we have until your next appointment to enjoy "normal" life is almost over. We are off to London next week. 

We've had countless days out and you've settled in at school, we shared a family Holiday to Center Parcs and we've just enjoyed being a family of 5 and I've loved every minute...even the tantrums and the cheek!

It was three years ago today that we went for our second opinion to Great Ormond Street and met with Dr Ian Sullivan for the first time. It's amazing because we've shared almost three years with you that at one point - we didn't think we'd be lucky enough to have.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Me & Mine || April 2016


I am a little sad that April is over; it means that we've been on our little Holiday to Center Parcs and it means we are fast approaching Martha Grace's next appointment - that our three months to enjoy normal life is almost over. It was amazing to be away and be able to pretend that we were just like all the other families there. Other than Martha needing to wear a neoprene wetsuit in the pool, I don't think anyone would have been able to tell what worries we had or what we'd been through. Watching Martha enjoy herself, being so carefree I almost had to remind myself about what's around the corner.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Center Parcs: 2016

The post-holiday blues have hit me hard. This time last week we had just woken up for the first day of our little Holiday to Center Parcs (Sherwood) Why is it that when you want time to pass quickly - it goes slowly, but then when you want time to slow down it goes way too fast?

We enjoyed our Holiday so much last year that we were quite happy to return this year (I think we're also going back next year). Martha wasn't walking by herself the last time we went so I knew she'd get much more enjoyment this time around.

We arrived a little after 3:30 on Monday afternoon, unloaded the cars before taking them to the car park and picking up our bikes, unlike last year I hired a bike for myself as well this year.

Our villa backed onto a little lake, the girls loved going out there. You really do feel like you're in a cabin in the middle of the woods (rather than a Holiday resort) it's so peaceful.