You have just given birth to the most beautiful baby boy in the entire world (you are of course biased) but he is perfect! The emotion that almost explodes from your heart when 'such love' is first placed into your arms is overwhelming and the message flowing from your eyes to his in those first precious moments is a silent promise to protect and nurture him for as long as you live!
Your beautiful baby boy, the baby who out does all others (you're biased remember) grows into a cheeky, exhausting toddler, he runs, plays, laughs, cries, and frequently sticks his hands into all kinds of yukky stuff before holding them out for you to sort out! He screeches with giggly excitement when you get down onto his level and climbs up for cuddles when he is hurt, sad, tired or sorry and only mums lap will do!
You are his world and he is yours, you would happily lay down your life for this beautiful, amazing, wonderful, (sometimes exasperating) child like no other!
Now as we fast forward I want you to remember the beautiful baby and the cheeky toddler I have described (the child like no other remember!) who took over your very being the moment he was first placed into your arms, picture him, its very important that for the remainder of this post you hold a picture of this wonderful child in your thoughts!
Okay now picture this!
Your child, your beautiful, amazing child is now forty two years old, his eyes are the same eyes you first looked into all those years ago, he still calls you mum and though too big to get on your lap anymore when he needs reassurance only mum will do, that hasn't changed and neither has your overwhelming love for him!
He has changed though, changed so much that at times it seems almost impossible to picture the bundle of precious you gave birth to so long ago and you struggle to recall the vibrant toddler who's giggles, cuddles and cheeky antics made everyday worth living! His chubby sticky hands held out for your attention are a distant but welcome memory as you hold your sobbing 'man childs' hand in your own today!
YOUR son, YOUR beautiful baby boy, YOUR 'child like no other' is sick, unimaginably sick! Diagnosed with serious mental illness at age eighteen and now at forty two locked in a pychiatric unit for his own safety
Picture that baby again for a minute before we carry on, visualize him in YOUR arms, use your imagination friends, stroke his soft downy hair, kiss his perfect little forehead, hold him to you, feel his skin like no other against yours!
Okay back to now but with the recent imagery still fresh in your memory lets carry on! Your son is so sick that at times he is unaware of how desperately ill he really is and because of that he is a danger to himself! He sufferers severe paranoia, cannot get on a bus alone, forgets to feed himself and take care of other basic needs and often gets so paranoid and confused that his anger puts him at risk of getting into very real and serious trouble. He cannot function alone!
You yourself are now of retirement age, extremely worn out after years of caring for your (child like no other) and to top it all you were diagnosed 2 years ago with Moderate to Severe ME/CFS.
The Government has launched an appalling attack on the sick and disabled, stripping many of benefits that are their only means of survival and YOU are watching YOUR (child like no other) slip further and further into the depths of mental illness as he struggles to cope with the fear of losing what little independence - quality of life his benefits afford him! He CANNOT work, you know that, he knows that and this knowledge serves to increase his fear and yours!
So what can you do? You cannot cure him, most days you don't even have the ability to calm his fears, BUT and this is a big BUT! > You are still mum! His mum!
So you take the memory of that precious bundle home with you and you draw up a petition, you draw it up and throw it out to the world and you hope!
made a promise to a bundle of precious forty two years ago and he needs
you to keep it! Now more than ever before!
Thank you friends for following me on this bloggy journey!
Some of you may have children and if you do then you will of course know exactly what I mean when I speak of the 'child like no other!' I have five of them and though one of them is disabled and another has mental health issues it is not myself or my children that inspired me to write this post!
The inspiration for this blog came from my overwhelming admiration for a woman I have never met!
Her name is Lynn and she is the mother of a child like no other!
It takes two minutes to sign Lynn's petition and in addition as many of you already know there is also the WOW petition.
Both petitions are set out below, I beg you to sign both! Even if the ONLY reason you do so is because you once made a promise to a 'CHILD LIKE NO OTHER'
Lord I pray for all mum's who are doing their very best to fulfil a promise they made to a bundle of precious on the hour of their birth, Amen
That's easy > Mothers like Lynn! God bless you Lynn you are an inspiration.
Thank you for allowing me to share
God bless you and all those you love
Kimmie x Copyright©2013kimmie All Rights Reserved
Thank you all for taking the time to read this blog, I very much hope you will feel able to sign this 'Lynn's' petition.
And this WOW petition
Please join Francesca Martinez and the WOW
campaign in resisting the deaths and unnecessary suffering being caused:
document on the government’s e-petitions website
For more information you can click on one of the links below:
Twitter @WOWpetition & @WOWpetitionchat