14 December 2016
It's been a whole year since we said goodbye to Andy.
12 months where we have had to learn to be a family without him. To keep going without his larger than life presence.
I still can't believe he's not with us.
I still can't believe that the clock stopped a year ago today.
I have barely had time to catch my breath this year. Holding the family together, dealing with the fallout of his passing. The paperwork, the stuff that needs to be done.
Learning to be the sole parent. Learning to make big decisions about our children's lives on my own.
Learning to stand straight, without my rock to lean on.
Fighting for the support my children need. So that they can get through this time.
I have had to put my own grief on hold time and time again.
Next year will be harder, I can no longer pretend he's away, in the next room, coming back soon.
Next year I know the reality will hit.
Thank you to everyone who has been there for us this year.
Please keep checking in on us.
We are still hurting.
We love you Andy and miss you so much.
One in a million.