Those were the lines delivered by my profoundly disabled daughter B on stage in a Dublin theatre on Friday via her big Mack communication device. It was a proud Mammy moment made possible by the inclusive drama group at her adult programme. It was also a great show with music and dancing and some natural performers who were born to be on stage and everyone got a standing ovation at the end. A wonderful night and thank you to the organisers.
And that’s the first of my reasons to be cheerful from the past fortnight. Others include:
…Waking up in the mornings without my hip collapsing in pain and soreness. Not every morning, but most of them. Hopefully that injury is finally on the mend.
…A random act of kindness from a neighbour who stopped to help me when he saw me struggling to put the hub caps back on my wheels.
…I completed my 50th parkrun on my own thanks to my eldest daughter minding her siblings and I missed my parkrun personal best time by just 1 second, but I was happy to dip under 28 minutes. My PB was set in 2017 when I was younger and a lot less stressed, so perhaps I can actually beat it one day.
… Great fun was had at a 13th birthday party that B and I went to, involving a bouncy castle and an inflatable guitar!
…More guitars at a festival celebrating buskers on the same weekend. Lots of rain did not stop B and I having a wonderful day out.
…Inspired by a post from the current host of this linky, Lakes Single Mum, I made Beetroot Soup, and both B and I decided it was delicious.
…B managed a whole day in adult cloth nappies. We’re getting there!
Have a great week xx