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A Letter to our Autistic Daughter on World Autism Awareness Day 2018

A Letter to our Autistic Daughter on World Autism Awareness Day 2018

To our daughter Savannah. Today the world celebrates Autism Awareness Day. We don’t need a day to celebrate you. As an autistic person you have taught us so much about Love and Respect. You have challenged our way of thinking and being. You have taught […]

An Easter I didn’t ever imagine

An Easter I didn’t ever imagine

Today is Good Friday in South Africa. We have always loved celebrating this day.  Amidst singing songs of worship all day (we love music), we have celebrated this day with a special meal of a roast leg of lamb for lunch and all the trimmings. […]

This is my story

This is my story

I am a motivational speaker, an aspiring author and a blogger. I love, love to write but I had no idea that in my fortieth year, I would find the courage to take up my mantle as a full time inspirational speaker and writer. I […]

The Best Carpool Karaoke Made Me Cry Too; But Not Why You Think

The Best Carpool Karaoke Made Me Cry Too; But Not Why You Think

Have you seen the beautiful video celebrating children with Down Syndrome? If you haven’t please watch it. It’s an internet sensation and I applaud the creators of the videos. You can view the video at the end of the post. When I first saw it, […]

Loving Savannah – by Talisa Pillay

Loving Savannah – by Talisa Pillay

What a surprise for Michael and I to read Talisa’s essay. Her teacher wrote”Look after Savannah – she is a blessing. Treasure what you guys have. I think with some polish you can be a great writer”. I agree. Here it is.. Talisa’s perspective. Who […]

Where is that darn Cupid?

Where is that darn Cupid?

Here we are two days before Valentine’s Day 2018. The invites for our Valentine’s Day party (to take place on Saturday) have been sent. The party games have been arranged. The list of to do’s is growing smaller. (Just remembered I didn’t add *Get Eli’s […]

Turn Up The Volume

Turn Up The Volume

#Music is an amazing way to let go of your problems & have some #fun. Our #family #theme #song for this year is revealed in my latest #blog #post!

The Safe House

The Safe House

‘‘Twas the night before school began and all was solemn and all was sad”. Well that’s how it felt in my house. Talisa and Eli were feeling nervous as they prepared for grade ten and grade five respectively. Eli, a little more so because he […]

I Know Different by Tricia Proefrock

I Know Different by Tricia Proefrock

I don’t believe in assuming what Savannah might be thinking, but just as I imagine what I’d like Talisa or Eli to think about me, sometimes I imagine what deeper conversations are denied to Savannah and I because of her disability. “I know different” by […]

The Past And The Present Met

It is already two weeks into the New Year and this is my first blog post for 2018. My hope for you is that wherever you are in life today, that this is the year you will know resounding Joy and have boundless Courage. I […]