It is the first of October which means it is time for Blogtober 2020. Which is where as a Blogger along with other great Bloggers, I will write a post on a different subject each day.
Today the theme for Blogtober 2020 is This is me.
So this is me, I am Sam 53 and live in Surrey with my husband, daughter and two dogs. I started my blog StressedMum when C was about to finish Primary School and I had more time on my hands. At the time I did not know then how things would change.
I am also a ‘wicked’ stepmum to two grown up boys. I have a great relationship with them and have been in their lives for 21 years. No matter what it is, it is always me they contact or come to, so I can not be that bad of a stepmum.
My Daughter C who is 16 became ill 5 years ago, after getting Glandular Fever whilst on holiday. She started her first term in Secondary school before collapsing on us on New Years Eve. Since then she has suffered ME, Fibromyalgia and IIH. Luckily I have my blog and can work from home and around her and appointments etc.
It is tough and heartbreaking, especially looking at what her old school friends are doing. C is a tough cookie though and brushes it off, most of the time.
Our two boys have made us Grandparents, and I love being a Nanny to 3 under 3 year olds. I love spoiling them, playing with them and the best bit is I can go home and have a peaceful evening. There is nothing nicer than hearing the word Nanny. When you have your own children you experience a love you never knew, having grandchildren is amazing. C was mortified at becoming an Auntie at 13 but she loves her role now and they have an amazing bond together.
We are very lucky to have my parents on hand to give us both a break so we can enjoy evenings out with friends. Or recently able to go away for a week to recharge our batteries. It is tough being parents of a child with a chronic illness and although some people judge us for having time away. We also need this time so we can be the parents she needs.
That is a small insight into who I am, don’t forget to come back tomorrow where the prompt is The One I Love.