I am 43 years old, a mother and a wife to Howard. I met Howard when I was only 19 but realised very quickly that he was the man for me! We got married in 1996 and in 2005 our lovely daughter was born. Our intentions were to grow our family but sadly due to the severe brain injury Howard acquired in 2007 this was not to be. I’m just thankful to have her in my life and when things have got tough she has been my saving grace. Howard and I have had great times together and those memories can never be taken away.
Along side a very good school friend I run a small business and we have managed to keep this going despite everything which is definitely a tribute to her loyalty, commitment and friendship.
Many would say I’m a very independent person, self assured and have a strong mind, this has definitely been a positive characteristic over the last few years however I’ve been lucky to have such a supportive family and very close friends to help along the way. My glass is always half full and I will always try to look for the positive in a situation whilst remaining realistic. I give my all to everything I do so if this website can make a small difference to someone then I can’t ask for much more.
I have been so lucky to meet up with 4 unique ladies at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability. Our different strengths and characteristics have brought us close together and I’m sure we will be friends for life! Being able to talk to someone who is going through the same as you is a special friendship which can’t be described in words. I hope that through this website my friends will grow. Nobody needs to be alone dealing with the devastating effects of a severe brain injury.
I want to sign off on a positive note so here is a little Lois quote:
‘The future might not be how you thought it would but it’s a future non the less’