Today my little girl is 16 years old. I so remember that day cooking sausage sandwiches for the rest of the family while struggling with labour pains. I thought they were Braxton Hicks as my baby wasn’t due for another two weeks. But after a really difficult pregnancy I think my baby girl was ready to arrive and a Star was born! Happy Birthday Star,
Her name isn’t really Star, but when she was six years old I asked her what name I should for her on my blog and she chose Star. It turned out to be really appropriate because the next few years where extremely difficult for her, health wise, and she took everything in her stride, she was a real star.
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know Star’s story, but in brief, she was diagnosed with Autism at six years old. Then at seven she had a poorly neck where it was bent in a cock robin position and she couldn’t move it. The hospital said it would correct itself in a couple of weeks, but it took nearly 18 months, five trips to the hospital theatre, and two halo braces before she was finally fixed with titanium screws.
She is has been through so much, but she’s done so well.
Today my Little Girl who is becoming so grown up, is off out with her boyfriend and friends for a day doing what she like best. Looking at animals at the Wildlife Conservation Centre. Hopefully she will come home to a BBQ…we are hoping the weather stays good.
In September she is going to college to study animal welfare. She’ll be learning to look after exotic animals as well as doing her GCSEs. The last two years did not go very well education wise (Thanks to Covid) but she’s still really young and knows what path she wants to take, so we are happy with her choices.
She’s looking forward to meeting Bob!
Happy Birthday my Sweet Star xx