off she goes

Monday, 25 February 2013

My beautiful sister has left on an exciting adventure... she arrived safely in London-Town last week.

I don't know when she'll be back. All I know is that she will be missed. Every day.

We love you Aunty Stephie and our hearts are so happy for you xx

P.S - Thank you for showering me with support and kind words on my last post. We are doing much better (Paddy's home!)...  I hope to start blogging more regularly again soon. Life is busy. I fly to Sydney on Thursday to shoot my first wedding. Exciting times! I hope you are all doing well :)


Sunday, 17 February 2013

Six weeks have passed since we welcomed 2013.

Paddy has been working away for over four of them. He's still currently away, as I enter my fifth week of solo parenting.

It's tough. On all of us.

His absence from both Lalie's 2nd birthday and my own 30th birthday was simply salt to the wound.

I realise that there are countless families in similar (and much more difficult) situations to ours, but I can't even muster the energy to put down in words how difficult this year has been for us so far. Of course, the financial rewards are bountiful... but the emotional cost is high. I can't help but feel as though, at the end of those long and grueling weeks of separation, we're coming away short-changed.

But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining, and despite the enormous struggle... something truly wonderful is happening.

Sweet, precious rewards of the utmost kind are upon us.

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