On This Day or TimeHop as it used to be known is a weird one, isn't it? I'm sure most of us have experienced both cherished memories and those we'd much rather forget pop up on our time line first thing in the morning.
Mine was poignant today.
On this day last year I came home from the school run and cried my heart out. I posted about it on Facebook. It still sticks firmly in my memories like a jagged bread knife. Sullivan was *beyond* upset and went on to have another awful day at school. When I picked him up and saw how hard he was trying to be brave and force his feelings away my heart sank. I remember being full of sorrow for him and for me as we had to do it all over again the next day.
This morning I woke to him laughing in his sleep... he started his day with giggles. We will inevitably have clashes today (especially maths!) and of course it's not perfect but things are SO much better looking back. He will be nervous about starting a new club later this week but his confidence is growing day by day and he can handle that now. We may have 'given up' in some people's eyes in not persevering past the almost 3 years of structured every day schooling we tried with him but I'm beyond glad we did. We got our little boy back by doing what was right for us and he's still learning, still growing and spreading his beautiful wings.
Who is Julie?
30 something, mother of two gorgeous boys, lover of one gorgeous husband, perpetually living in a dream world full of wine, chocolate and artsy crafty things.