Firstly there’s Katie. She’s been living with me for three years now and I absolutely love her to bits. She’s my world, my whole world. In fact there are times when I think it was her who gave me the strength to carry on. Sometimes I found it hard after Sam died. Life had no meaning. But then along came Katie and she’s the only meaning I need.
We’ve had some good times, me and Katie. We have a laugh, together. I think we’re friends. She grew up so much when she started secondary school: it was such a change. But it is so lovely to see, and to be there for her as she discovers life in a new way. I call it the pre-teens phase. I love the pre-teens phase where children blossom into young people, take shape, experiment with their identity. It’s been fun.
Now we’ve got the teenage years to deal with. Well, at least I pray to God we can deal with them together.