Tuesday, 12 July 2016
How proud am I of my son?
Remember that 19-year old young man who worked his ears off to kick the remnants of his anorexia out of his life so he was ready to make a second attempt at university one year later?
Remember that young man who faced his second year at university much more positively and took the less-than-perfect aspects of his student accommodation in his stride? And who continued to make new friends and become a familiar face in one of the university's biggest student societies, packed with 'nerds' just like him? The young man who continued to excel at his studies, getting 'firsts' or '2:1s' for his coursework and exams?
Well last week that young man got his degree results: First Class Honours.
Next week is his graduation ceremony and tomorrow he moves into the new student house.
Proof that there is life after a serious eating disorder and that these supremely strong and courageous young people can fight to get their lives back, refusing to give in to the eating disorder and its goal of destroying lives.
No-one deserves this as much as he does.
I am so proud I could burst.