2020: The Verdict

I've thought about how I should do this... shall I just give you the best bits, shall we just gloss over the crap (!) but no, I think being raw and transparent is the best way

World Mental Health Day 2020: Dare to Dream…

Dare to Dream I dare to keep living I dare to keep singing I dare to say I'm already healed I dare to say my story is just being revealed I dare to say I'm stronger than before I dare to say my illness is no more I dare to be a testimony I dare to be God's glory I dare to be a symbol of hope I dare to help others cope I dare to never stop fighting I dare to never stop shining I dare to keep being better I dare to never be a quitter I dare to walk both my girls down the aisle I dare to hold my first & last grandchild I dare to always keep believing I dare to always keep dreaming

35 and ALIVE!

35 & ALIVE - it's not what I thought would be an achievement for my birthday, but I have to say that it is the best gift I could've asked for! I'm here, I have the love and support of an incredible family and beautiful friends. Life is GOOD πŸ™‚

Changing seasons…

I see seasons like one's circumstances - the things that are in front of you, the challenges you face, the positive things you embrace, the people in your life... in some way, shape or form, you could consider everything as a season.

Refuse to lose… 5 months on

I'm conflicted because my unwelcome friend is a blessing and a curse - of course I would much rather not have it in my head but it brought me to a crossroads in my life that resurrected the fighter in me to go and achieve the things I want, to control what I can, to use the talents I have, to pursue my passions, to work towards my dreams, to basically be the best version of me that I can be.

21st June 2020: Father’s Day

Being completely honest, lying in that hospital bed back in February, I wasn't sure I even had another father's day left in me. The people that know me and the people that are getting to know me will see that I love being a dad - my beautiful girls are genuinely my heaven on earth and there is absolutely nothing in this world I want more than to protect them, nurture them and simply love them.

Rebuilding yourself

It's been 4 months now but in many ways I feel like I'm having to rebuild myself every day still. Getting up in the morning knowing that you've got this "thing" in your head is not easy. Sometimes I look in the mirror and that's all I see

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