Thankful for my “bespoke family” and bonus parents.

Daily writing prompt
Describe a positive thing a family member has done for you.

Today’s daily prompt is to describe a positive thing a family member has done for me.

It’s like asking someone to describe a particular strand of grass in their garden. How do you pick from SO MANY???

It’s not necessarily “positive” (it is absolutely lovely, though), but I am thankful for my bonus parents, Lyn and Pete. They are the Mom and Dad I have always dreamed of. They cheer me on through the hard times, cuddle me in the dark times and dance with me in the good times.

Pete & Lyn – my bonus parents. Author’s photo xx

When I was recovering from brain injury, I was going back to work at a part time basis – only 3 hours per day instead of 8.

My ‘bonus Mom’ Lyn drove me to and from work every single day and would encourage me when I was scared or anxious and praise me every time she picked me up and dropped me off.

This would have been a sacrifice to Lyn – time, energy, petrol…but she did it lovingly and never asked for anything in return. I’m so thankful for my bonus Mom.

9 responses to “Thankful for my “bespoke family” and bonus parents.”

  1. Glad you’ve got a positive family too. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I’ve suffered depression too, thankful for medication and healing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m sad to hear you’ve suffered depression also ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hope your family is supportive when it comes to your mental health xx

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      1. Very supportive thankfully. My parents and latterly my wife as well have had to carry me at times, but they’ve been very faithful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Bonus mom, what a great term and a really nice memory. Thank you for sharing. Hugs

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    1. Haha I won the lottery with my bonus parents, that’s for sure. Hugs back, Tommy xx


  3. Sounds like you have two great people to be there for you ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. I’m really blessed, Rae. Praise God xx

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  4. Depression is no joke. I, too, has suffered and by the grace of God we find coping mechanisms that work and doesnโ€™t, but, soon youโ€™ll get it under control.

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    1. I agree Vivalajayla, depression isn’t a joke. It’s a very serious illness ๐Ÿค’

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