I haven’t really shared much about my home life but my situation is that I have a disabled parent that I do my best to look after. I’ve been looking after her most of my life starting when I was 17 and had to drop out of school. This was a huge deal. I had plans as most 17 year olds do but not one of them could be pursued. I don’t blame anyone because this is the life I have lived. I might blame my useless sibling who left the country because he didn’t want to deal with my mother’s disabilities. Actually, I blame him a lot.
But yesterday a lady from an organisation that supports people like me who need it is going to make my mother’s life a whole lot better and in turn, mine as well.
So I want to give thanks to the unsung heroes of our communities who are there when you need them. They never ask for anything in return and their support can mean so much. Being selfless is one of the best things a person can be and I am a better person for having met someone like this. Now I feel a lot better about the future and a lot happier that my Mum now has the support I just couldn’t give her. The lady in question told me that “it’s not always easy to ask for help but even people like you who are caring and responsible need a little help sometimes”. And I’m getting a little teary-eyed writing this so I’ll leave it there.