Thursday, July 11, 2013

Been a while...

Wow. It has been a while since I've posted, and a number of things have transpired.

I don't really talk about my other kids on here, but those closest to me know of their achievements, and how proud I am of the individual people each of my four are developing in to.

Regarding Josh, a few weeks ago on 3rd July saw three years since he grew his angel wings. Of course we think of him daily, and it's getting a little easier to remember his little ways and idiosyncrasies, without dwelling there and being sad.  For example, we could be talking about lollies, and one of the kids will say, in a Jo-jo voice, while doing a sweeping hand motion, "I want all dem" (I want all of them).

On a more  personal level, in recent months, many things have happened - some good and some have, ahem, ...'added to my life learning'. ;).  For a little while now, I have worked as a Contact Support Worker.  Sometimes, through the courts system,  where children are removed and placed in to the care of someone else,  I transport and supervise visits between children and their parent(s) or carer(s).  This is indeed challenging, but I enjoy it, and am about to step up the hours a little.

Recently I completed and graduated with dual Diplomas - one in Case Management and the other in Community Service.  Monday I begin my Social Science Degree, and will take that slowly.  

Of course there are times when the realness of the fact of what my baby went through, and that he's no longer here does just hit me without warning, and I take a moment or two...but as is the way, things continue to move forward.

Just one thing for now... can someone please switch on the warmer weather here? 
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