I heard some sad news yesterday. A friend of mine I'd lost touch with just before Christmas is in a bad way.
I used to invite her and her daughter round for meals as I know she was struggling financially. Eventually she moved in with her mother for a while for support. I've now heard she's since turned drugs, her daughter removed from her care and there are several loan sharks looking for her.
I tried sending her a message to say hello and ask how she was. She replied asking for money, I of course declined and she blocked me.
It's all very sad.
I am so grateful today for all I have in my life. 4 wonderful children, a kind supportive husband, loving friends and family.
I'm also reminded that we are all only a few bad decisions away from disaster.
It's a sobering thought.
P.S - You have no idea how many chocolate buttons I had to bribe them with to take these photos! It was a nightmare! I've no idea how child photographers do it!
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