My Story

After experiencing the death of my gorgeous husband on 26th January, 2011 after his battle with Cancer and then being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease on 28th February, 2012 I have been on a mission to understand grief and MS. I have three amazing children who give me endless support.

But guess what? Somedays life gets hard and I am forced to be vulnerable.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

― Brené Brown

These stories are about my journey, my strengths and even more importantly my vulnerabilities. They are raw, honest and written with love.


Christmas 2014







8 Replies to “My Story”

  1. Hi Melissa, this is an inspirational blog indeed! I admire your strength in sharing such deeply personal experiences. Thanks for following my blog recently and allowing me to find yours. All the very best to you xx

  2. Hi Melissa, I was looking through your blog to find an entry you had writen regarding what people can do to help after a death. I read it at the time of your post and thought it was so enlightening for us on the outside wondering what we can do as we all feel so helpless. I need your advise. Can you please remind me where this article is.

  3. Hello Melissa,
    How are you doing regarding the MS?
    I may have MS…am in the process of diagnosis.
    I’m reading your blog for inspiration at this very difficult time.
    Thank you 🙂

    1. I continue to feel well. As unpredictable as MS is, it continues to bring me clarity and reminds me to slow down and enjoy life. I met someone yesterday who also has MS and she said “it was the best thing to ever happen to me”. I know this must sound strange but for her it was transformative and a great opportunity to change how she lived. Like me, she changed how she saw food and instead used it as medicine. On a deeper level it is always good to ask ‘what can this diagnosis teach me?’ I am four years into it but can clearly remember the feeling that my body was letting me down, so don’t forget that you can just feel crappy and bewildered and trust that you are so powerful and amazing and can get through this.

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