You might be forgiven when reading this blog to think there are only two people in this family - myself and my daughter Rhianna. But no, there are two others who I love dearly and share this home with. Although they are not nearly as interested as Rhianna in being in my blog life.
So, I dedicate this one post to them.
My husband, William.
We have been married 12 years this year and he is without doubt the love of my life. I met him when I was on my own with a small child, my son Broc. He was courageous enough to date a woman who already had a child. He took on the challenge of raising another man's son both financially and emotionally. In all the years I have known him, he has never done anything dishonourable to another person. He is the very essence of the word "good". He makes me laugh out loud daily and I thank God every day for giving me this beautiful person to share my life with.
Bill and Rhianna
Then there is my son Broc. He is 19 this year. It's hard to describe the relationship I have with my son. We were on our own together for 5 years before I met Bill and during that time I went to University full time while Broc went to day care. I sat through many lecturers balancing a sick baby on one leg and a notepad on the other. I remember finishing an assignment on bilingualism while sititng next to Broc in a hospital bed (asthma). So when I finally got my degee, it felt like we'd both earnt it.
I feel so proud of the young man he has become. He has embraced Bill fully as his dad, loves his little sister Rhianna without question and is just a genuinely nice person to be around. He has completed a diploma at TAFE and now has a good job in IT at a local high school. I love him more than words can say. In fact, these may be the only words I ever type about him as he hates to be mentioned on my blog. But I wanted to honour both the men in my life with at least one mention here.
Broc and Rhianna
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