One of the themes that was suggested was
Who Do You Admire & Why?
Pick a friend, family member, colleague, business, or whatever/whomever and write a blog post about the quality you most admire in them. Or write about the qualities you most admire in others or aspire to in your own life.
Well for me the first person I thought about when I saw this was my wonderful friend Sam. Sam lived across the road from me before I moved. Its amazing how life introduces you to new people. The last house we lived in did not really tick any of our boxes in what we were looking for in a house, but move in we did.
|my lovely friend Sam|
So why do I admire Sam?
Sam is simply an amazing person. As well as her food allergies Sam also suffers from Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma as well as inflammatory bowel disorder. Most days she feels rotten, some days she can barely walk, struggles to get out of her bed, her joints don't work well and at times she cant even turn her head.
But this woman as well as visiting her gran every day, her gran is in her 90's, she takes her to church on a Sunday and takes her out and about doing things like shopping, lunch, etc.
|Sam in her Supermum costume E bought her|
Sam had to pull E out of school and home educate her as the school could not cope safely with her allergies and Sam spent a lot of years running backwards and forwards to hospitals when her daughter was placed in danger at school.
Not only does Sam do all this but whilst all this has been going on she have been studying part time for 4 years and is on track to gain a Diploma in Health and Social care- having studied dementia care and death and dying as part of the course work.
She started an Open Uni course as a distraction from the problems caring for a young person with mental health issues bring- and she never thought it would get her to a Diploma!
She has been a great resource to me and my daughter and her daughter has been a great friend to Bob, as he is fascinated with E because he has never met anybody else like him with multiple allergies.