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Life wasn’t meant to be easy but I didn’t think it was meant to be this hard. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep for ages and often wake up in tears, full of anxiety. A thought keeps going through my head; what would happen to the children if I end up in hospital or even pass away?
In the morning whilst having my coffee, I see the contact details of the grandparent support group I was told about. I decide to call the number and speak to Pam. She is also a grandparent carer in a similar position to mine.
It felt so good to speak with Pam, like I was less alone. Don’t get me wrong, my situation hasn’t changed but after our chat, some much-needed weight was been lifted from my shoulders.
I agree to meet up with Pam and the others at their next get-together. They run it during school hours and little ones, like Lewis, are welcome too. I really am looking forward to it.