Friends, members of the group, I wanted to tell you something amazing.
On Sunday it was my granddaughter’s christening.
Not that there is anything so fantastic or special about that in the grand scheme of things.
I’m sure many of you will have been to similar family celebrations in recent times.
However, there was one thing amazing to me about this event and it’s something I want to tell you all about as it has a real underlying message of hope for all families, and those who care for loved ones with Sz.
My son, as many of you will know has had severe and enduring Sz for many years and has suffered severely both mentally and physically with this for almost a third of his life.
On Sunday, he stood before the guests in the Church and read …unaided, without error, without fear, without any visible distraction, …an amazingly beautiful poem that he’d written for my granddaughter and her mother (his sister).
Only 1 or 2 years back, I would never dream this might be possible.
It was beautiful, it was fantastic, I smiled and I held back the tears.
There is hope.