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The Highs and Lows of 2020

Last year I took part in a Bloggers tag post of the highs and lows of 2019. After looking back I thought I would make this a yearly post and look back at 2020.

After a year no one would have even dreamt of, what were my highs and lows of 2020.

1. What was your happiest event?

This took no thought, it has to be the birth of our Granddaughter in November.  Although the wait to have my Nanny cuddles took a while, I finally managed it in December.  She is gorgeous and her big sister who is now 3, is the best big sister anyone could wish for.

2. What was the saddest thing to happen?

This has to be C suffering and after two trips to A&E one for 7 hours, where we were sent home.  Then a few days later for 5 hours where she was admitted and had to have drips put in her.  This was before the pandemic and before the NHS was struggling with the pandemic.

4. Who let you down?

You will have seen in my weekly life in a lockdown posts, me talking about C’s education or lack of it. She has been badly let down on her education, which we are still fighting for now.

5. Who supported you?

Same answer as last year, my Mum.  She takes care of C so we can have a break and let our hair down (when we are not in lockdown).  She listens to me rant and cry.  I could not do this without her

6. Tell us what you learned.

2020 was a learning curve for all of us.  I learnt about what was truly important and appreciating my family and friends.  Also just how much we took for granted.  I also learnt how selfish a lot of people are.

7. Tell us what made you laugh

No matter what mood I am in my husband can make me laugh.  He also has a way that can make C laugh when no one else can.  That in turn really makes me happy.  Also facetime with my granddaughter she is such a funny little thing.  I laugh more when her Mum says come and talk to Nanny and she says no because she is busy.

8. Tell us the things that made you cry

I cry over C privately, but I can cry at anything on the tv.  I watch soaps and films and cry, while my family laugh at me telling me it is not real.

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

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.

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 2021

We had a lot of plans for this year, my husband turns 50 this month.  Last January I booked a cruise so he would be away for it.  We also had a few other celebrations in mind.  This has obviously all gone for now.  I just want to be able to see family and friends and create some happy memories

The Highs and Lows of 2020

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • claire
    7th January 2021 at 5:12 pm

    I really like this post Samantha, I know it has been incredibly tough and I can’t imagine how hard it must have been to fight for your daughters education and not see your granddaughter, But reading of the good points is lovely x x

    • admin
      8th January 2021 at 10:00 am

      Oh those were hard, but in everything there are some positives

  • Hollie Burgess
    7th January 2021 at 10:12 pm

    My husband manages to make me laugh at random things too, even if I’m super angry with him! Sending you all the positive vibes. x

    • admin
      8th January 2021 at 9:58 am

      They do seem to have that knack about them x

  • Ali - We Made This Life
    8th January 2021 at 7:14 am

    Great idea for a post.Lots of lows but I like how you have taken some positives from a bad year too. Such a shame that your cruise has been cancelled though, I hope you can have a lovely day together anyway.

    • admin
      8th January 2021 at 9:57 am

      It is nice looking back and you can usually find a positive in there somewhere. Am sure we will have a lovel day

  • Natasha Mairs
    8th January 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Congratulations on the birth of your new granddaughter. Hopefully, you will get to see more of them in the coming months.

    • admin
      8th January 2021 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you, I am missing seeing them and she is growing so fast now

  • Beth @ The Cwtch
    8th January 2021 at 1:59 pm

    2020 was a funny old year, wasn’t it? It’s probably one of the first years I’ve known where everyone I know really struggled. I hope that this year will hold many more highs than lows for you. x

  • Rhian Westbury
    8th January 2021 at 4:17 pm

    You’re so right about learning how selfish some people are. I think 2020 if nothing else has helped me appreciate the little things and the people who I would do anything for x

    • admin
      11th January 2021 at 9:35 am

      I totally agree with you it has shown how selfish some people are and those who just don’t care about anything apart from themselves

  • Anosa
    8th January 2021 at 5:58 pm

    2020 was an interesting year, to say the least, but at least some good things did happen amongst the bad.

    • admin
      11th January 2021 at 9:34 am

      There are always positives no matter how bad something is

  • Valerie
    9th January 2021 at 4:32 am

    As is the case with the rest of my life, my parents were very supportive of me throughout the year. I had three surgeries so those and a fractured foot were probably my biggest hallenges.

    • admin
      11th January 2021 at 9:33 am

      It sounds like you had a rough year, it is lovely your parents were supportive to you, I would be lost without mine

  • Jenni
    9th January 2021 at 1:48 pm

    2020 was an awful year and I don’t think 2021 will be much better unfortunately. My highlight was buying our house and getting married through lockdowns

    • admin
      11th January 2021 at 9:32 am

      I agree with you about 2021 being the same, congratulations on getting married and buying your house


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