I feel like I have been riding a bit of an emotional rollercoaster over the past week. The result of last week’s referendum came as a shock and produced a whole range of emotions in response. I’ve been wound-up and angry at times, despairing at others and there’s been a lot of fear over what the future might hold. Right now, I’m frustrated with the lack of any apparent direction with regards to moving on from the whole mess and holding on to hope that it will all work out in the end. What saddens me most about the whole thing is the hatred I have seen online – in the responses to the result from both sides – and the lack of empathy and compassion. I’m trying not to fuel the fire, to focus instead on trying to see where I can make a positive difference on a personal level. Whatever happens, there will be challenging times ahead.
Things I have loved this week:
- A day out at Legoland to help ease the post-referendum blues.
- Having my mum come to stay for the weekend.
- A fabulous day at #BML16 catching up with blogging friends and meeting others for the first time.
- Getting a letter saying that the cardiac team have discussed Jessica’s catheter results and are not planning surgery for the next year or two – it feels like a huge weight just lifted off my shoulders.
- An afternoon spent giggling with two of my sisters.
- Getting Jessica’s preschool graduation photo.
- Seeing how much Jessica enjoyed visiting her new school and realising that whilst I might not be ready for this next step, she is looking forward to it.
- Watching Sophie dancing along to music and seeing how she changes her style of dance depending on the style of music and how fluid her arm movements are – so beautiful to watch.
- Managing to enjoy the preschool day out at Beale Park in spite of it being cold and rainy.
- My blog being described by Odd Socks and Lollipops as being “such a happy, hopeful place” – what a lovely compliment to receive!
— Jenni – Odd Socks (@BabyChaos11) June 30, 2016