In Times of Adversity

It never fails to amaze me how, in times of adversity you truly get to see the strengths and weaknesses in people. Not just in those going through the struggle, but in the people who support them.

When faced with a crisis I have watched people, who I thought were good friends, turn their backs and walk away, unable or unwilling to commit help or support. While others, who I had thought of as casual friends surprise you and take on a leading role.

There has been a lot of hurt caused in the past by those who have chosen, for whatever reasons, to distance themselves from troubled times but I’m learning that the ones who stand by you more than make up for the ones who fall by the wayside.

We have a few challenges facing us as a family at the moment and I am so lucky to have some wonderful friends who will be there for me through thick or thin. I don’t want to dwell on or go into what’s happening, other than to say that I’m so grateful for the help that I receive and I’m sure that we will get through this stage in our lives.

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About embracingtheimperfections

I am a mother of six children. My children's ages range from 20 down to 1, so we are dealing with a lot of different ages and stages, not to mention a lot of different personalities. One of my twins has cerebral palsy so that adds yet another dimension to our lives. Along my journey so far I have learnt that life is far from perfect and that sometimes it's the imperfections that round out the harsh edges and give it a quality that is precious and unique. My love of the imperfect extends into my home life too. I love all things vintage, hand crafted, home grown and home cooked. I love to be creative and I love learning. I am definitely not a minimalist! I aspire to be tidy and organized but I am realizing that with six children, three cats and a crazy black Labrador that is probably beyond my capabilities, so I embrace the beautiful chaos that ensues!
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