Monday, January 17, 2011

Help

But why did we need financial help?
Anyone on the outside looking in would see a family who had it all...
2 parents:
1 working full time,
1 working part time
and
she's a Dr, for goodness sake!
They should be fine...
They'll cope...

But will we?
No.
Not that I'm going to go into details
Because it's no one's business but ours.
Suffice to say that we can not afford
to move into a suitable house
and
make adaptations
and
buy a wheelchair at £19,908
and
buy an adapted vehicle
and
pay for additional equipment to enable Eilidh to have fun and be a toddler
and
still live a normal life...

And there was the issue of my work...
With SMA in the picture, with a disabled daughter, my home life took on a whole new meaning and I wanted even more to be there for my girls.  Yes, I need to work because it's part of who I am, but it's not important to me at this time in my life...  
So I handed in my resignation and, as of 25th February I'll be a stay-at-home-mum until we find our feet... 
We will put ourselves under a little bit more financial pressure but this is the right decision for my family... I am sure of this.

However, even having faith in my decision, my family is left wondering how an earth we will cope...
It's stressful but I know that we will.
With the love and help of others...

We applied for DLA to help with everyday care.
We asked for charitable contributions.
We placed our belief in people and we raised the money for Eilidh's Snapdragon.

We'll be ok.
I hope...
No, I'm sure.
We will be ok.
More than ok.
So, so much more...

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