Rose is, as always, my life saver, my peace of mind, my right-hand man, my back up, my failsafe, my hero and the kid’s second mother. The kids love her. I have many moments burnt into my memory of Rose and the kids. A picture of Adam sleeping on her chest, a picture of a crying Kate running to Rose to be consoled…. I was telling someone again yesterday how much she means to me. I honestly do not know what I would do without her. Seriously. It is not just that she takes such good care of my kids, it is that I can go to work with 100% confidence that they are safe, cared for and looked after in the way I would look after them, if not better. That kind of peace of mind is priceless. I will talk to you soon about the levels of paranoia I have about my children (I need to discuss this with you so that you can kick some sense into my paranoid ass, it is not good for me or my kids to be this paranoid), and yet I feel totally at peace knowing Rose is taking care of them. That is huge, massive. That kind of peace of mind is just …. well, I’ve already said it above. If Rose had to leave, I don’t know what I would do. I know I sound melodramatic, but honestly, words aren’t enough to explain how much she means in my life. I am so, so, so lucky. And so grateful.
Anyway, enough of the sappy stuff. Pull yourself together, Tertia.