It does seem that bad things all come together at the same time and at the moment our family seems to be in that position. I'm not sure it's the best thing for me to blog about so I may post this, think better of it and then edit or remove it but at the moment it's nice to sit here and type these feelings out of my system.
My brother in law started radiotherapy this week and whilst it is a bad thing that he has had the diagnosis that he needs to have it, I have to convince myself that it is a good thing too as it hopefully marks the start of his recovery. This treatment comes at a stressful time for my sister as her daughter is expecting her first baby mid May. This is my niece who lost a baby last year and who is prone to Strep infections so the moment she goes into labour, she needs to get straight to hospital to be put on an antibiotic drip. So again, a worrying time but hopefully marking the start of happy times.
Back on the home front, I have an angry son who has just found out that one of his 2nd year uni exams falls on the day his girlfriend of 2 years flies out to Africa for 9 weeks of voluntary work in a school, so he cannot go to the airport as planned to wave her off. I have a distraught tearful daughter possibly in the midst of breaking up with her boyfriend of 7 months, unsure what is the right thing to do and dreading making a wrong decision and regretting it. I have a husband whose job is unsettled, much changes afoot at work and a lot of uncertainty there. I am the kind of person who does try hard to see silver linings in grey clouds and normally I would say it is probably better for my son to say goodbye at home rather than in an airport, and that Mr Right is waiting round the corner for my daughter. Sometimes it is easier than others to put a positive spin on things, and today I am struggling.
Thanks for listening! I feel better for having put it all down in a post, but will quite possibly delete this at a later date!