The end of Year 7

Looking at my Facebook memories and Timehop this morning,   21st July 2015 was my Daughters last day in her primary school, the day she said goodbye to year 6, the day she said goodbye to school as she knew it, with the class of friends she had been with since she was 4 years old.

I remember looking at her thinking, how has this day arrived so soon, how is it possible that you are saying goodbye to your school, your friends and your teachers.  It only seemed a year or so that she was starting her big adventure of starting school.

Today, is also the day that my Daughter officially finishes year 7, her first year in Secondary school, she will no longer be in the youngest year.

This time last year we were sad and happy.  Sad that we were saying goodbye to everyone, sad that we would not be seeing some of her friends again.  But also excited on the next stage of our journey, starting a new school, meeting new friends, new uniform and more freedom (the bit I dreaded). I cheered at no more school runs, as she would be going to school and back by bus, watching her grow and enjoy her freedom a bit more (I tack her by my phone so always knew where she was).

Up until christmas 2015, she settled well into year 7 and enjoyed her new school (apart from the homework), she loved going out with her friends, or would ring me after school can she bring someone home for tea, or go to a friend’s house.

Unfortunately, this all changed, as you all know, when she became ill over the christmas holidays, she struggled to go to school, has not managed a full day this year, and has hardly been into school, but her friends have stood by her, they chat to her online, they have popped over a few times, and ring her up.

When school returns in September, we have already got a plan set up, after a meeting last week, and she will be having 3 x 1 hour sessions a week hopefully in school, so she can start to feel a bit less isolated, and hopefully we can increase on this.

I am hoping that this time next year, I will be writing a totally different story and one of a normal 13 year old.

But, with everything that has happened this year,  I am still so very proud of my little girl, she still has her sense of humour and makes us proud everyday with  the fight she has daily.




  1. Milly
    22nd July 2016 / 2:43 pm

    What a brave girl! Wishing you and her all the best moving forward into next year <3

    • admin
      22nd July 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Thank you, I am really hoping things start to get easier for her and she starts to be able to enjoy life a little bit more x

    • admin
      22nd July 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you x

  2. 22nd July 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Fingers crossed that in September she will be able to go back to school for a bit and see her friends and get back into some form of normality x

    • admin
      22nd July 2016 / 9:46 pm

      I am hoping we will slowly increase her hours so she is in a lot more and around her friends, and just having a normal life x

    • admin
      22nd July 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you, am hoping it will be as well x

  3. 22nd July 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Good luck with getting her back into school! What a brave young lady, being around her friends a bit more will certainly help 🙂

    • admin
      22nd July 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you, she is very brave and we will get there slowly x

  4. 23rd July 2016 / 9:31 am

    Sending you guys all the best wishes for a restful summer and a productive and happy Year 8.

    • admin
      23rd July 2016 / 11:54 am

      Thank you x

  5. Hannah
    23rd July 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Sending you lots of best wishes for the summer xx

    • admin
      23rd July 2016 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you x

  6. 23rd July 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Ahh I feel so sad for her. I hope she finds this year easier and manages to spend a little more time in school. Must be so frustrating. So glad it sounds like she has some lovely friends though x

    • admin
      24th July 2016 / 2:38 pm

      It is heartbreaking at times, but hopefully with the new school year (hopefully planned) things will be a lot easier, her friends are great she is very lucky x

  7. 23rd July 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Life has a habit of throwing some curve balls at you but it looks like you’re both coping well. I hope your daughter is able to get back into school for a few hours a week as I’m sure it’ll do wonders for her. You’re both very strong and will get through this xxxx

    • admin
      24th July 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Thank you, I was hoping on home tutoring, but when they said about maybe one of the lessons being done in a quiet room in school, I think that maybe doing all of them in school might be the best thing, as she will be starting to get into a routine but without the pressure of getting around and being in a noisy classroom and trying to keep up, where she can do this one on one in her time x

  8. 24th July 2016 / 12:19 pm

    You’re right to be so proud of her! Hope you have a lovely summer, and good luck x

    • admin
      24th July 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you hope you have a great summer as well x

  9. 24th July 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Aw bless her, I am glad you have a plan for September and how great of her friends to not give up and still be around, that is so lovely to read x

    • admin
      26th July 2016 / 6:28 pm

      I do feel a lot happier now that we are getting things in place for September and her friends have been great x

  10. 24th July 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Wow they grow up so quickly don’t they! My mini man starts nursery soon, I can’t bare to let him go ;-(

    • admin
      26th July 2016 / 6:27 pm

      I remember when my Daughter started nursery, broke my heart and I worried the whole time she was there, my daughter on the other hand had a great time and could not wait to go back. They do grow way too fast x

  11. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    24th July 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Oh bless her! I hope next year it is a different story too, sending lots of love and hugs x

    • admin
      26th July 2016 / 6:26 pm

      I have everything crossed for this x

  12. 24th July 2016 / 7:12 pm

    Lovely post. Who knows whag the future will bring. Positive vibes being sent you way!

    • admin
      26th July 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you, hopefully things will improve and my Daughter will start to feel a little better x

  13. Charli Bruce
    24th July 2016 / 9:43 pm

    You’re so right to be proud of her and you should also be proud of yourself for being such a wonderful parent! I hope that she is able to go back to school a bit more as it will be great for her to be back around her friends and have a bit of normality again. Hope you guys have a wonderful summer xx

    • admin
      26th July 2016 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you, I am hoping that a bit of normality will help her, although think it might be tough on her to start with but hopefully she will be able to cope with it x

  14. 25th July 2016 / 11:40 am

    Wishing you all the best moving forward into the next year, school is so tough!

    • admin
      26th July 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you x

  15. 26th July 2016 / 9:27 pm

    What a fighter, both your daughter and you! Hope you all have an amazing summer holidays and good luck when they go back to school in September. I’m sure you’ll be writing that different story soon enough

    • admin
      27th July 2016 / 11:41 am

      Thank you, I really hope so x

  16. 27th July 2016 / 9:18 am

    I have my fingers crossed that next year is going to be great!

    • admin
      27th July 2016 / 11:39 am

      Thank you, I have mine crossed too x

  17. 28th July 2016 / 7:25 am

    Oh bless her, she’s a strong willed young lady. Really do hope things improve for her. It’s nice that her friends have stuck by her and I really hope just being in school a little helps, start feeling more included and see how much she can cope with gradually. All finger crossed and positive vibes to your daughter & family xo

    • admin
      28th July 2016 / 10:19 am

      She has always been strong willed so it is now proving to be a blessing, am hoping being in school will help with recovery to some extent and not tire her out too much, a little bit and rest in between and hopefully we can build on it. Her friends have been great, her best friend is in Spain at the moment but is messaging daily. Thank you x

  18. 28th July 2016 / 7:13 pm

    What a brave girl.
    Time goes too fast doesn’t it. I can’t imagine my girls in secondary school.

    • admin
      29th July 2016 / 9:51 am

      I could never imagine my daughter in secondary school, and then I blinked and it was happening x

  19. TheLondon Mum
    29th July 2016 / 8:10 pm

    The picture of her on her first day and then now- gosh she’s really grown!!

    • admin
      30th July 2016 / 1:10 pm

      I know she is really growing up too fast x

  20. 3rd August 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I am glad her friends have kept in touch and been so supportive, and hope year 8 goes well.

    • admin
      3rd August 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Thank you, she has some great friends luckily x

  21. 4th August 2016 / 9:19 am

    Oh bless her, still with a big smile on her face. As someone who has chronic fatigue which has symptoms of ME, I can understand what she is going through. Last year during my third year of uni I got to the point where I could barely walk and was tired ( but never slept) all the time. She will get better and its great that the school has been so supportive. I am glad her friends still keep in contact with her.

    • admin
      4th August 2016 / 10:15 am

      I am so sorry you can fully understand what she is going through, she had physio yesterday and while out we were chatting and she said it is like when you are so tired you just want to go to sleep all the time :(. We will get there slowly x

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