I am kaputt tonight. Tuesday is Pádraig’s swimming day and although I am not doing much in the pool it makes me sooo tired. It’s the biggest pool ever. The biggest. Really. Unbelievable. But it’s true. It’s true. Believe me. (I don’t like admitting to this but I have this voice in my head and it doesn’t go away…)


But the tiredness was blown away but what happened in the pool today. For the first time ever, Pádraig pushed himself up and stood on his feet, with just some support. Not for very long. But that’s what he did. He also moved his feet through the water, like walking. As if that hadn’t been enough, he held on to the bar on the pool side, pulled himself in and pushed himself out – several times.

Really, this was one of the best days in a long time and one of the most amazing things Pádraig has done. There’s no pictures of any of this, no pictures allowed, so you have to use your imagination. It was pure magic.

Of course, today is Valentine’s Day. And guess what? – I got hyacinths. In a pot. Ok, it’s not roses. But hyacinths ain’t bad either.

All in all: a St Valentine’s happy day!