Monkey would have been 8 today and I have not cried. I think I've had less time to be self indulgent coupled with the fact that all of our photos are still in storage. But I am sad. Really really sad. I think the tears are inevitable, they're just not forthcoming right now.
Having moved to a new area, it's been hard being surrounded by people who never knew Monkey and didn't know me in a Monkey world. But there are some lovely people here and I have told a few people about my boy and two of them sent me a lovely message today.
It's been a year of change. Change that would not have occurred without Monkey. I no longer have a full time job, I pick my boys up from school every day, I help in their classes and I'm practically a fully qualified Homestart volunteer. If it weren't for having Monkey and then losing him, I would not be where I am today.
Thank you beautiful boy.