What a whirlwind of a few months it has been. You may or may not have noticed things have been a little quiet here at Peel ADHD lately.
Well truth is there is only two of us that drive this ADHD ship and unfortunitely for me life was about to throw me so major curveballs. Thankfully my colleague and very dear friend Susan was by my side and ready take the lead in my sudden absence.
What you might not know is that for most of this year behind the scenes i have been caring for my dad who had been battling stage 4 lung cancer and planning the wedding of my dreams. All whilst raising 4 children, keeping a home & business. Safe to say life was stressful and very overwhelming, a lot more then normal. With a heavy heart i made the decision to step back from work and all of life's daily demands and just be with my family and my children.
Unfortunately on August 18th 2022 my dad lost his battle with cancer, 3 weeks before my wedding day. As you could imagine this was extremely difficult to comprehend. Nothing prepares you for the loss of a loved one. Let alone a girl who always dreamed of her dad walking her down the isle.
Explaining to my children, feeling their pain, planning his funeral and our wedding simoltaniously, some of the hardest things ive ever had to do. Dads service and our wedding could not have been anymore beautiful, a little sunshine in what only seemed dark clouds at the time.
So what i have taken from what has been some of the hardest yet happiest days of my life........ that no matter how hard some days may seem there is always light eventually, you just have to hang on long enough to reach it. Take each day as it comes and be kind to yourself on the tough days. Every morning we wake is a chance to start new a day.
In loving memory of Jeffery Ronald Evans
9th June 1967 - 18th August 2022