Saturday, August 29, 2015

Happy 90th Birthday

Happy 90th Birthday Mum….we celebrated well, and I know you had the best day with lots of your family and closest friends.  

And I know Kylee enjoyed time with her brothers…especially Paul. 
Simon was unable to make it, 3 of his 4 kids had a gymnastics meet in Albany, place getters would be picked to go to YMCA gymnastics titles….and our Miss Zoe (and her 3 team mates) received a gold medal and get to go to the National titles. Would have been great to get a pic of the 3 boys and Kylee together though.

This was me in 2006 at this time of year, ….getting ready for the football grand finals. In 2016 I will be 60 and I so would like to be able to be able to look something like this again.
Since June 12th when we were told of Paul's diagnosis and prognosis I have really let myself go. I try to be strong, but I have been failing miserably. 
But standing in front of my bathroom mirror this morning trying to find clothes to fit me I realised I was not helping myself at all.
I turn 60 in February and that gives me over 5 months to get myself sorted out health wise. Its not going to be easy, I have to stop and think of me and my health. We have a hard road ahead of us but I have to find my strength and help Paul and his family fight this battle. 
And I need to be able to keep up with this little tyke too….and I can't do it looking and feeling as I do  now. 


  1. You know you can do it Jen - you've done it before - but as we both know you have to have your head in the right place. And I fully understand that it's extremely difficult for you right now. But remember that for you to be able to help the rest of your family through difficult times - you have to be healthy. So maybe try and focus on that. Just sing out if there's any help or encouragement I can give xx

  2. It is so hard, but I am sure you also know it will be a little easier if you are feeling good about yourself as well. Doesn't make it any easier though. Shame all the 3 boys and 1 girl couldn't all be together, gets so hard to get everyone together when they all get older. Take care and hope the weekend is going ok for you :)

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  4. {{{HUGS}}}
    Your Mum looks great for 90.
    Lovely to see your family together for her birthday. William is growing like a bloody weed.
    I hope you feel FANTASTIC on your 60th Birthday Chick.