When I started writing this blog, about my Mum, I wasn't sure where it would take me.
It turns out it's helped me so much more than I could ever imagine. It has been so very cathartic.
One of the things I always struggled with was that I had never met someone like me, who had lost their mother when they were young, someone who could nod and truly get where I was coming from. This blog brought those people to me.
I have had emails and struck up friendships with people who understand what I went through and what I still go though every day. That in itself has been amazing. I hope in return that some of those people have been able to find some peace.
For more than 20 years I have bottled things up but finally I feel that I have put to bed some of my demons, For the first time in more than 20 years I have begun to think more positively about my Mum.
I still have my dark moments and I miss her every day but the bitterness seems to be ebbing.