It’s a hard job being a parent. We try to get things right but every one of my four kids have provided me with completely new experiences and challenges. No two days are ever the same. We’re there for our children 100% of the time, until they begin to spread their wings and they need us less. Somewhere along the line we start to need them, for the little things and the big things. It’s another challenge, because just as there is no rule book for parents, there isn’t one for children either. I might be an adult but I don’t have all the answers, just good intentions and a need to help. My sobriety is a huge benefit because I don’t have to think about what I can or can’t do, regardless of the time of day. I might not get everything right, it’s a bit of a juggling act, but I do my best.
This is me with my mum and dad, making the best of a visit in the hospital. I’m glad I can help them now, it’s good to be useful!