When I look at my father I see a life not lived and am saddened that he never gave me the opportunities to aspire to be anything. What makes this serve as a gentle reminder, is that in 9 months time Claudia starts her new life at university.
As I continue to watch my father’s health deteriorate, I know that I could never have changed my life and that makes me very annoyed, particularly as I continue to make a difference in my children’s lives, so that they can aspire and have their own success stories, regardless of what I have managed to achieve.
I was determined not to make my issues theirs. That wouldn’t have been right or fair. He could have done that too.