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This is the first time I have reblogged a post from another blogger. It’s such a poignant post, I had too.
Reblogged from Called to Watch.
My mum has a chronic illness. She’s been sick for as long as I can remember. Mum, this letter is for you.
Dear Parent with a chronic illness,
You don’t have to say it aloud. I’ve read it in your sighs, your looks, your actions.
The confession. The apology.
My sickness has damaged the happiness of my child.
I, who brought them into the world, who had all these plans, these hopes – have been able to do one percent of all I dreamed.
I wasn’t the one to bake with them, to take them to the beach, to bushwalk, to laugh – someone else did these things, and sometimes, no one did them.
Am I a failure?
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