So why do I keep writing about the hard stuff? Simply because I am still inspired by my children to leave behind encouragement and evidence for them to know how hard we tried. I write so that my children will know I tried to change hearts and minds. I write so that other people facing challenges will know that they are not alone. And I write for every parent who prays for God to call them home with their child; because the isolation and constant fight for services and inclusion in society imposed by people is too much bare. While we bare up against it all, I hope to offer some comfort.
This is my first blog post in three months. Time is a monster in my life but today, I had to write this, as short or long as it may turn out to be. In a time when parenting has become a central focus for […]
When parenting a child with a disability many people offer advice or opinions from their perspective of what would be best for a family like ours. People are not shy to give voice to the potential problems which they believe we face. Specifically, people assume […]
My family and I are slightly obsessed with Christmas. We usually can’t wait to set up our tree which is a celebration that is infused with a few of our own traditions. The most important being that we have a special dinner afterwards to kick […]
I took a while to write this post. In fact four days before my fingers actually hit the keyboard because I wanted to think about this a little more. My son, Eli, was nominated by his football club team mates as Player Of The Year. […]
As you already know my children have long been weaned, potty trained and can pretty much entertain themselves independently. Well, two out of three of my children are for the most part, independent. Savannah still needs mama in different ways. I surprised myself by how […]
A few days ago I posted a quote about parents empowering their children. It’s a tricky business being a parent. The intense roller coaster of emotions that we experience while knowing we are fully responsible for another human is safely the hardest journey to be […]
As I wrote in my previous post (5 September 2018) I made the choice to leave a full time job and to pursue a career as a writer and speaker http://amillionbeautifulpieces.co.za/2018/09/05/i-am-bravely-making-the-scary-choice/. Making the transition from one career to another is quite daunting. Then to do […]