On a social media post update, I wrote that today marked the best decade of my life. 10 years on from my first son being born – the best day of my life as a true angel joined us – a rare human who you cannot fail to like and who is described many times as ‘gorgeous inside and out’.
As I hit the ‘ok’ button to post the statement to the world, I did wonder to myself – did I really mean that?
In that time, I have also been through some of the most heart breaking, heart aching times, overwhelming loss and turn-the-world-inside-out-and-upside-down transformational times.
But they say, it is better to have love and lost, rather than to have never loved at all.
And they also say that the hardest of times, lead to the best of times.
That out of devastation, destruction and even death, comes new birth, new life, new beginnings.
And to wrap up such a memorably fun and crazy day to end this decade, as we sat in between 2 rows of 8, 9 and 10 year old boys munching popcorn and knocking over bottles with their wriggliness, Ben Solo said the words:
“Let the past die..
Kill it if you have to..
It is the only way you will become the person you were meant to be.”
It’s time to start the next decade and hold the pen as I write the story of what I am sure will contain just as many ups and downs and gloriousness.