Wow, this really puts things in perspective

I keep saying that I am not going to reblog every post from Nick’s site, and as a post in itself, this one appears to say very little. It is, in fact, little more than an update. It is not quite all it seems though, when you consider how difficult it was for Nick to even look at himself in a mirror for so long… let alone use the mirroring eyes of the world. One of the most heartrending moments for me, as his mum, was to hear the despair and hurt in the voice that told me that he was ashamed of who he had become.

That my son can now look back on his own journey and take pride in what he has achieved and where he has come from, that he is happy to share pictures he had hoped, not so very long ago, I hadn’t kept…pictures from when he was physically at his worst and of the emotional rollercoaster of the past few years… is a moment of real joy for me.

I did keep them; hoping against hope that one day he would want them, and see them for what they are… a testament to his resilience and determination, a reminder of a unique journey and proof of the breadth and depth of the human spirit.

I know that many of my readers have already visited this page… but perhaps not since he added more of his story and shared in images a tale of hope and triumph in the face of impossible odds; a story that, even while it looks back at tragedy, now looks forward to a healed future. While the story of Nick’s physical recovery is far from over, healing wears many faces…

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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27 Responses to Wow, this really puts things in perspective

  1. Ritu says:

    I read it all yesterday, Sue. He is,such an inspiring young man, and a true fighter 😊


  2. barbtaub says:

    Why is it that I smile and cheer for Nick’s story but your posts make me cry?

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  3. You are both amazingly resilient!

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  4. BunKaryudo says:

    I nipped across and read the story. It was great to see his blog again. I already knew Nick had shown great bravery and determination, but I hadn’t realized until I read the post just how terrible his situation had been and how amazingly much he’s achieved since then. What can I say but inspirational?


  5. Sue Vincent says:

    Because you have children? X


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Read it yesterday, Sue – twice! And I still can’t find the words to say how honoured we – his readers – are by his honesty and trust in sharing so much of his life.


  7. I’ve re-read it and now with the pictures, it gives the reader an added perspective of what Nick has been through and how far he has come in terms of proving ‘them’ wrong by doing what ‘they’ said was unlikely and in a lot of cases, impossible.

    I love Nick’s tenacity and his sheer bloody-mindedness when it comes to overcoming virtually every obstacle that is thrown in his path.

    He truly is a great inspiration, not only for people going through physical or mental health issues, but for all of us. Anything is possible if you are determined to make it so.

    I’ve said it before, Sue, and I’ll stay it again…you should, rightly, be very proud of Nick, he is one hell of a guy! 😊


  8. trentpmcd says:

    He has come such a long way on this journey, it is an amazing story. May it continue to get even better!


  9. Always an inspiration, and the pictures just add more to his story. Thanks. 💕


  10. Éilis Niamh says:

    Yes, healing takes many faces… reading your words about Nick’s photo was very healing for me. Thank you. You never know how you impact the world.


  11. Wow…you are both so very awesome! It is a moment of triumph! Maybe soon, he can look back and see what he has really accomplished from the beginning and it will make him work even harder…who knows…maybe he will be Prime Minister or something!! Proud of all of you!


  12. noelleg44 says:

    I’ve read it all, Sue. And the most wonderful change is seeing a smile on Nick’s face!


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