10 Sep 19

By Dominic Byrne

Single Parent Getting After It

An Insta post from Lou on September 11, 2018 👇🏻

So looking forward to more amazing summery days like today ✨✨

Everything feels lighter in summer, doesn’t it?!?

This morning a question popped into my thoughts “I wonder how many more summers I will see?” to which my mind immediately responded “8, 18, 48???” And the answer is I really don’t know.

The truth is none of us do. I’ve just been forced to contemplate it. Even 48 does not seem long enough.

What I do know is I’m not going to live every day like it’s my last. That just feels sad and exhausting.

I’m going to live in every moment like it will never end. Savouring the every day, because that’s where the magic lies ✨✨ being strong & healthy in my body, happy & peaceful in my mind, alongside the people I love.

How would you spend your summer if you only had 8 or 18 left? 🌈✨💖

XoX #makethemostofeverymoment #ivegotthis

I love Lou’s optimism and hope that is in this post. Lou talks about eight years of summers. She didn’t get through one. She didn’t see five more months from this day. She saw her hospital room ceiling and deep into many a toilet bowl. She saw several more months of intense physical pain and suffering. Emotional turmoil and despair. Worry and fear. Clinging on to the occasional sunset to inspire some hope and keep up the fight.

I hate that she suffered so much.


1 Comment

  1. I find myself checking back often to read your wonderful blog, it makes me feel connected to Lou and I’m always hoping that you’re all doing ok. Sending good vibes and strength your way when you’re faced with such tough memories.

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