Moments that matter. Some of my favourite bloggers are either blogging or sharing a facebook status everyday about a moment that matters. I also love Katie’s linky for ordinary moments in which bloggers share an image and a write up the tiny things that seem ordinary, but really matter.
Last year I had a few moments that matter, moments that have really changed things and challenged me. My personal high was completing the Cheltenham Half Marathon. Let’s start by mentioning I am not a runner, I don’t do much activity bar running around after my three children. However I signed up, along with my husband Lee and my youngest brother Sam to run in order to raise money for the cause closest to our hearts. Steps Charity are who I turned to in the darkest hours after Erin was diagnosed with hip dysplasia which is a dislocated hip. Her diagnosis was devastating and I cried down the phone to Steps. They were amazing providing me with DVDs on how to care for Erin and practical support about my rights to take time off paid employment to care for Erin. Since then they have continued to support us and I want to repay that.
Running the half marathon was my personal tribute. It seemed important that the challenge included running when my daughter had been through so much just to walk. As I crossed the finish line I sobbed, both in exhaustion and in thankfulness that Erin was standing at the finishing line waiting for me.
My second moment that mattered was much more accidental. In October we took a family break to London and by pure chance GMTV were looking for someone to go on air at 6am and talk about DDH and the risk of swaddling. I found myself on that famous sofa reaching an audience of thousands. That was so so important for Steps charity and the many children affected by DDH. I hope that I got the word out and if as a result one parent took their child to get checked out or one doctor or health visitor listened and took more notice of DDH because of that interview I am happy.
Like me I am sure you had moments that mattered during 2013. Maybe you got engaged, had a family holiday or learnt a new skill. Whatever your moment is I want to hear about it. Whats more Lloyds Bank want to hear about it and are giving away an Ipad Mini to a blogger who blogs about their moment and comes back here with their post. Yes an ipad mini – what an awesome first prize giveaway of the year from Emma and 3 readers!.
The giveaway ends on Feb 6th 2014 so make sure that you get entered! Do read the the T&C’s as there are requirements. The t&cs are clearly shown on the rafflecopter widget below. I will select the winner through a random selector of all who meet the giveaway requirements.