Snowflakes and daffodils is not only about telling my little family’s story but also about capturing its future. By telling our story I hope to share an experience that is not generally talked about and very rarely has a successful outcome. In capturing our future I hope to provide inspiration and support to other families out there that life can be ‘normal’, even when you’ve been dealt (what appears to be) a rather unfair hand.
I’m not a professional writer or mum by any standards. I’m 32 years old, a first time mum and have had a career in the RAF for 13 years – until now. I grew up in Wales (hence the daffodils), enjoy anything in the great outdoors, love gardening and cooking, socialising and in what spare time I have I’m studying for a degree in Environmental Studies with the OU.
Many friends have told me I should write a book after the past year, particularly as I kept a diary through the ’emotional part’. After thinking about this ( & realising I very much wanted to) I also realised that a book takes time and doesn’t necessarily provide ‘out there, real time’ support for people that may find themselves in a similar pickle. That and I’m somewhat of a prevaricator when I have ‘work’ to do. And I want to help other people as in the past year there have been times that I’ve never felt more alone and unable to find anyone in a similar situation. So here goes the blog. It may be all over the place and not in a logical order, but we’ll get there in the end.
Our story starts with girl meets boy, they fall in love, they get a dog (at her insistence), a year later he wants his own dog, they get married, move into their first house, she falls pregnant. And then it all starts going a bit wrong.
Snowflake is our little girl. And I promise you. There is a happy future to this story. We’re just taking our time getting there.