love – Patience – Tolerance

Merry Christmas!

Firstly I hope you are all well and looking forward to a Christmas holiday spent with friends and family.

We have made our annual trip to Stacey’s parents for the holidays. Which means extra space and a few more pairs of hands. It’s a break we’ve been in need of after such a turbulent year.

The triplets have been getting a handful lately. They are not bad toddler’s, just at an age of testing the limits with us. So we’re both grateful for a break from our routine. As you can probably imagine with just the two of us dealing with them on a daily basis it’s not a circumstance without its pressures.

Frankie also gets to spend some quality time with her cousin which she always looks forward to. A deserved break from dealing with babies, as much as she loves her sister’s she understandably needs a break from them and to have a little time out.

I can’t put into words how proud I am of her, especially since she came home with her first term report from high school and discovered that she is excelling in a few classes. To have experienced all she has at such a young age and to remain so focused just shows how strong she is. The triplets absolutely love their big sister.

Stacey has also had a huge amount to deal with since the uncertainty that surrounded my health last Christmas. It’s been established that I have an underlying brain injury. Much of the cause down to decade’s of head injuries while living an alcoholic lifestyle. It would have been a miracle had I emerged from that life unscathed, unfortunately a car accident last year has exacerbated existing problems. Ones that we are both now having to come to terms with.

My wife has to deal with my memory issues and cognitive problems as well as the debilitating chronic pain. But we have a strong marriage, and she has a no nonsense sense of humour that keeps us positive about our situation in the tougher times. She deserves a medal, I’m a lucky man to have such a good woman in my life.

So from my family to you, wherever you are in the world in this season of forgivenes, love, compassion and hope, We wish you a merry Christmas.

Thanks again for taking the time to follow my ramblings. It means a lot to me.

God bless

Si x

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