Aghhhh- apologies for the mega 'N' word blooper!
The decision to cut support from live-in/ full time carers was a difficult one and one which came in the wake of our wedding in 2009, when all that Garry and I wanted to do was enjoy a 'normal' life as young, (well reasonably!), newlyweds.
Disregarding any added bonuses of the additional help that comes with having another couple to stay, I am of course extremely excited to be having my brother and his girlfriend in my life much more- nevertheless this development has come at a wonderfully opportune moment, in terms of having that extra bit of family support around at a time when it is greatly needed.
On top of ongoing investigations into treatment for my degenerative condition, Garry and I are currently preparing to embark upon the hugely physical and extremely emotional process of having tests and consultations to establish whether my neurological condition and spinal surgery combined, will allow us to have a much longed for family.
There is naturally already much trepidation at the thought of this process finally coming to fruition, after two years of complications to even get to this point and Garry and I are hugely grateful for the support both practical and emotional that having my brother and his girlfriend closer to hand will naturally bring.
On that note, I have much admin to do to even allow this process to commence, so I'm afraid that it is back to the paperwork pile for me and then hopefully to bed and if my pain allow it- sleep, preferably before 4am!
I really hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful day. Other than the sunshine, what has been the thing that has made you smile today?
The thing that has made me smile today is most definitely having my brother and sister-in-law closer to me. I love them and my family in general so much and I treasure so dearly them all being in my life.
Until tomorrow everyone....