December 10, 2019 / Pearl McCarthy Moebius Syndrome Holiday Hero

I’m 38, married with 2 young boys. This year, we were focused on helping the eldest child settle into primary school. It has brought back many of my own happy school time memories. I grew up in a small valley community in South Wales, UK. Went to a mainstream primary and secondary school. Yes, I remember Some bullying but I was either hardened to it or it was only on a very occasional basis. Mostly, I had a small circle of close friends and seemed to thrive at school. Alongside this, I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness. I left school, dropped out of college to land an administrative role part-time. I loved working and found this was another space where I fitted in. I began to sever ties with the JW,’s which was extremely difficult. I also left the family home to rent my own little flat. I met my first serious boyfriend just after that but still found myself quite isolated. After a while, I admitted to myself, I was not happy in the relationship so ended It and soon after moved house. it was a couple of years later, I met my Steve. We had been chatting online and by phone for a couple of months, when we decided to meet up in the flesh so to speak!!

Well, as they say, the rest is history!

We were together 2 and a bit years when we found out we were expecting our first Son, Chase autumn of 2013.We got married and I moved 150miles to live with Steve. Then early 2017, we welcomed Kieran into our family. Moebius Syndrome has probably been the least of my problems, compared to other things life has thrown my way. I have always believed what’s on the inside counts. Seeing out 2019 and embracing 2020 with my little family is going to be a proud moment.

Happy Christmas everyone. .

Tim Smith
Author: Tim Smith

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