I have many stars in my life, Stars in the sky, Star my warrior child and my little Boo, who was the star on our Christmas Tree this year.
Young Carer Star
Boo was given this star because she is considered a young carer. It is difficult for a child who lives with another child with extra needs and Boo has two siblings who demand more attention. Not only that but she feels a duty in looking after me. I’ve noticed that as she has moved into the teenage years that she tends to ‘switch off’ a lot and just hide away doing her own thing. Like I would once hide away in a book, she watches videos on her tablet. She is a little star though.
Star, chose her blog name when she was five. I think it was because she liked looking at stars in the sky but it turned out to be really fitting when she had to endure a couple of years of operations and halo wearing.
I also like to think of those that have passed on become stars in the sky. When I was young I’d watch to see if I could see my Dad who left way too soon (to avoid the rush*) Then my nan passed away in 1996 just after her 86th birthday. Mum left us on Christmas Day 2008 and my younger brother a week later. We go to visit on Christmas Eve.
*“DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.”Terry Pratchett – Good Omens