Remember You Are Not AloneThursday, December 24, 2015
I will admit I am usually the Grinch at Christmas but this year I've been feeling very festive and have been fully supportive of the season but I'm very aware that not everyone is in Buddy the Elf mode, not even close.
When Kellie from Big Fashionista but a call out if anyone wanted an updated list of helpline numbers to share I knew I wanted to put up a post and share these numbers. If they help only one person then that's great.
My Christmas day isn't usually great, it isn't a time of celebration but more a mad dash waiting hand and foot on my gran's and missing out on a slice of Roulade as one of my grans demands seconds. In the grand scheme of things this is such a small thing.
A couple of Christmases ago I was dreading the day itself. As the few days leading up to it my Grandad who had (He's now passed away so I'm using the past tense, is that right?) was truly horrible to me, he was calling me a monster and running and hiding from me and calling me every name under the sun, once he's calmed down and bit he kept coming up to me & putting his hands over his face and screaming (Like what little children do when watching things like Doctor Who). It left me so shaken and scared that me being their would ruin Christmas day. I pretty much hid on Christmas day and stayed in the kitchen and made my dad get me food from the buffet. If my Grandad came into the kitchen I went in to another room. I know it was his illness and he didn't know what he was doing but none of us knew how to deal with it. Sadly that's the last Christmas I had with him as the following year he was too bad to come out of his residential home.
You may have seen the below image floating round social media and it's very true, don't let anyone ruin your time with family. I don't have any wise words of how to deal with that but always know you can reach out to social media and someone will be their for you.