In three months time, it will be a year since we lost George. May 12th. I want to do something positive. I want to transform the pain into something beautiful. I’ve been working on ways to spread love and kindness through my guest series and giveaways on instagram. A way of saying thank you for all the love and kindness I have been shown. But I want to do something just for George. For George, Meadow, Wallace, Winnie and our little star.
Since starting on our journey of love and loss, I have listened to Christina Perri’s song, A Thousand Years, a lot. The lyrics speak to me when I think of the babies. I will love you for a thousand years. I will be brave. 1 step closer. So with that song in mind, I have decided to take on a challenge to honour the memory of the babies we lost.
I am committing to running 1000 minutes in the next three months.
That’s 89 days
Just over 11 minutes a day
Well, the hormonal roller coaster of multiple pregnancies and depression has left me 3 stone heavier. I am more than a little bit overweight. And I haven’t run in a while. Running used to be my thing – loved it. Running kept my mental health in check. Then I fell pregnant with Boo and spent months throwing up all day and night. And when that ended I had ICP (a pregnancy condition that causes itching). I got out of the habit of running. But it’s about time I pick it back up again.
When we lost George, I already had ICP again. Had the pregnancy continued, I know I would have relied on the support of a wonderful charity founded by Jenny Chambers. ICP Support works tirelessly to support women who are pregnant with the condition. Not only that, they lead research meaning that fewer babies are stillborn because of ICP. Let me tell you, when you are diagnosed with a condition that carries an increased risk of still birth (however small the increase), you need support. What this charity does for women, their partners and their babies is phenomenal. So it only seems right, that the charity that I would have relied on during my pregnancy, is the charity that I should fund raise for with this challenge.
So, I am running 1000 minutes and I want to be sponsored £1 for each of those minutes. Last month over 4000 people read this blog. That’s 25p each. Any amount you give will mean the world to me and to ICP Support.
Text MDLD99 £1 to 70070 now to sponsor a minute of my run!
You can also find out my progress and donate at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/themuddledmum
It’s good to finally find I an focus on positive action. I would really appreciate your encouragement because even though it is only 10 minutes a day, I think I am going to find this quite hard. I’ll be documenting my runs on my instagram stories so if you want to cheer me on from the side lines, come find me there! Wish me luck!