The Highs And Lows of 2019

The highs and lows of 2019

I have not done a New Years post yet, or shared my highs and lows of the past year.  So the highs and lows of 2019 tag is a perfect chance for me to share my thoughts of the past year.

The Rules for the highs and lows of 2019 tag

1 Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog and mine as the founder of the tag https://kateonthinice.com

2 Answer the questions

3 Tag to take part 5 or more bloggers asking them to take part and let them know on social media ideally tagging me so I can read all the lovely posts.

4 Post the questions without your answers at the bottom of your post so that they are easy to copy and paste for the people you tag

The Questions and Answers

1. What was your happiest event?

It has to be the surprise trip we planned for our Daughters 16th birthday.  Those that follow my blog know she has suffered a chronic illness for 5 years.  Which has meant no family trips, and as she reached a milestone birthday and not partying or celebrating. We wanted to do something special that she would remember and be able to enjoy.  This is something we all treasured.

2. What was the saddest thing to happen?

I would not necessarily say it is the saddest thing to happen as can not put it down to one instance.  But seeing my daughter suffer on a daily basis and seeing her start to do her tuition again and then back in a crash. Also my Dad who was once very astute and knew down to the penny what money he had in his account, and bills etc.  Since his mini stroke a few years ago he has been declining and I now deal with all my parents finances and bills, which is hard,

4. Who let you down?

This is something I am sure will not surprise regular followers, as I have written about it many times.  Sadly to say it is the NHS, you can see why in one of my posts from 2019.  When your Consultant basically says they do not understand the illness and you are on your own, leaving your child with no support.

5. Who supported you?

My parents especially my Mum, who is my rock.  She lets me rant, lets me cry.  Sees me at my lowest and takes over telling me to look after myself.  She looks after C so we can have a break.  My parents stood in and now paying for us to see a private Consultant.  I really could not do this without them.

6. Tell us what you learned.

In 2019 I learnt to be selfish at times and put myself first.  I also became much more confident in myself and who I am, and through this have made some amazing new lifelong friends.

7. Tell us what made you laugh

My husband says no matter how bad things are, always find something each day to laugh at.  This is true from watching something funny on the tv, C even at her lowest can make me laugh she has a wicked sense of humour, to my dogs.  One recent thing was having a FaceTime with my 2-year-old granddaughter her Mum said to say hello and she decided to do hand stands on the sofa.  Also my husband can make me laugh no matter what mood I am in or how down I am. Always look for something to laugh at each day it really does work.

8. Tell us the things that made you cry

Everyone in my family laughs at me as I can cry at anything from the soaps to films.  In real life it is the unfairness of C suffering and missing out on her life and education.

9. Tell us three things your child or children did to make you feel proud.

I have three children, 2 stepson’s and our daughter so will say 1 thing about each starting with the eldest

D – His work ethic and working his way up in his job

S – How he has taken to being a Dad and working hard to provide for his family

C- Her love of art has never gone and the amazing artwork she produces, and how she copes daily

10. Tell us the things that made you proud of yourself.

This is tough, but I suppose it is my never giving up and tackling things head on.  Fighting for my family and not being bullied by professionals and learning to see what others see in me.

11. Tell us the challenges you overcame

I think it is stepping up and being there for my parents, my Dads health is suffering and he is becoming more confused so I have had to step up and take charge of a lot, which has made me realise the roles are reversing to some extent.

12. Tell us the things you would like to change about your life in 2020

Definitely more family time, C loved her trip and spending quality time with us both.  We have all talked and have a few plans for this year on trips.  On a personal level more time with my boys and grandchildren.  Also believing in continuing to believe in myself and what others see.  Not to forget making memories

I am now tagging in

Jennie from Rice Cakes And Raisins

Laura from Miss LJ Beauty, you  can find her answers to the above questions here

Rebecca from I Always Believed In Futures

Lucy Mitchell from Sunset Desires answers can be found here

Laura has completed her

The Questions for you to copy from

1. What was your happiest event?
2. What was the saddest thing to happen?
3. What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?.
4. Who let you down?
5. Who supported you?
6. Tell us what you learned.
7. Tell us what made you laugh
8. Tell us the things that made you cry
9. Tell us three things your child or children did to make you feel proud. Please miss this question out if you are not a parent.
10. Tell us the things that made you proud of yourself.
11. Tell us the challenges you overcame
12. Tell us the things you would like to change about your life in 2020

The highs and lows of 2019

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for taking part. You know I value your support and online friendship. You are an inspiration in what you do for all your family. The bit about the NHS made me cross. I am so pleased you got to do the 16th birthday treat and yes keep making memories – all that ever matters in the end really.

    1. Thank you, I value your support and friendship as well, and you also need to realise what an inspiration you are to me and others as well. I do what any Mum would do. Don’t get me started on the NHS I could go on for hours. But memories is what matters x

  2. I think this is a good exercise to reflect on the events that passed. We can pick up life lessons from it and realize how strong we are to have surpassed those obstacles. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  3. Sorry to hear that the NHS has let you down. Nothing more frustrating than trying to get help and no one seems to be listening xx

    1. It is looking like 2020 is going the same way at the moment, but things can change. I would honestly be lost without my Mum x

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