Dadulthood: Pride

I am lucky enough to have had many moments in my life to be proud of – graduating from university, sporting successes and several awards for work.

However, my proudest moments have all involved the main author of this Blog. Our Wedding Day and our Son are the two big stand out moments of my life so far.

And tomorrow, she is going to make me very proud again when she takes on the Virgin London Marathon! Not only is she taking on this gruelling endeavour, but she is doing it for me!

Unfortunately, at the age of 21, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a horrible condition that affects far too many people and leaves far too many of them with physical and emotional scars.

For information please go to the Crohn’s and Colitis website.

So far (touch wood) I have been able to manage my disease with medication and huge support from my Mum & Dad and my loved ones. But at some point, I will need that Medical or Emotional support and thankfully the hard working people at Crohn’s and Colitis UK are there to help.

Having a charity that can support you through the rough times is a great resource and knowing they are only a phone call away always helps.

Since Erin chose to run for them they have given her lots of support and this has helped push her out the door, on those cold, dark and mostly wet mornings and evenings of training.

I am already proud of my Wife for taking on this endeavour. I know I wouldn’t. So the second she crosses that start line tomorrow she has already succeeded, and regardless of what happens over the 26.2 miles, our Little Man and I will always be so proud of her.

If you see her on the course, or TV, please cheer her on!


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