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About Sharyn. . .



Hmmmm, about me. . . well where do I begin?

I’m a mum. Just an ordinary mum doing the best she can to raise 4 beautiful children and look after a husband that tries his hardest.

In my 40 years on this earth, I have done a lot. I have lived in Japan, Singapore, and England. I have seen places and done things that many others would never have the opportunity to do. And for that, I am grateful. Thank god I married a man who promised to show me the world and opened my eyes to so much more than just living in Australia can offer.

So what do you do, I hear you ask. I do a lot.

I’m a cook. I’m a writer. I’m a photographer. I’m a housekeeper. I’m an accountant. I’m a hairdresser. I’m a stylist. I’m an entertainer. I’m a teacher. I’m a nurse. I’m a taxi-driver. I’m a therapist. I’m a storyteller. I’m a banker. I’m a personal assistant. I’m a carer.

But above all, I’m a mum.

I have 4 beautiful children – James, Charlyse, Saraya, and Patrick. And how I love them so!

I laugh and I cry. I love and I hate. I sing and I scream. I dance and I stomp. I talk and I ponder. I’m happy and I’m sad. I’m joyful and I’m angry. I’m active and I’m lazy. I don’t have a job and yet I work full time.

I feel so many things, I do so many things, and I am so many things to so many people. And I rarely have time to myself. And that’s something I need to work on. But as long as my family loves me, I can ask for no more.

Except for perhaps chocolate. A girl can never have too much chocolate. Or free time.

I hope you enjoy my musings, my thoughts, my captured memories. And I hope that you might even take something away from them that you can use in your own lives.

  • Jo-Anne - Well said Sharyn. Your DMD families love you too. Love JoReplyCancel

  • Mel Newton - Well said Sharyn, its so true this is what we are too so many people. Its so exhausting being all those people in one. But I believe only us women are capable of it and Im sure our male counterparts would agree when there not shitty with us for not swinging on chandellers for them at night because we are shattered. Cant wait to read more of your blog.Miss you heaps since you have been away.xxReplyCancel

  • MARCIE - So true, i wish things were different. If it were not for the otherside of things i think we would go nutty!ReplyCancel

  • Kari Weber - ok, day 3 and Iv’e read all 3! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Molly Gordon Lovehammer - Hey Sharyn- I just read your “Do You Get it?” Post. Absolutely heart wrenching. I can say I get it to a point, our family consists of 4 children: 2 of which affected with congenital DM1, (myotonic MD). I too have the disease. The prognosis is not nearly as extreme as Duchenne’s. (it takes longer). I’m writing to you in hopes you will take the time to look at the vitamin supplement list suggested on a site called doctoryourself.com it is for people with MD, Duchenne’s in particular. I’ve heard wonderful things about its success, not as a cure, but slowing down the progression – sometimes dramatically. Whether or not you try it, I wish you nothing but the best!

    • Sharyn Thompson - Thank you Molly. We have looked into many things, but our son is currently taking part in a drug trial so he is not allowed to start on any supplements. I shall look into it if the drug does not prove to be effective, once the trial has finished. xxxxReplyCancel

  • jamie Liberty - You speak what my heart wants to say, if that makes any sense.ReplyCancel

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