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It’s a Celebration: Talisa is Sixteen

It’s a Celebration: Talisa is Sixteen

Today Talisa turns sixteen years old. Where did the time go? As we reminisce over the last sixteen years, I’m thankful for so much. Mostly I am thankful for the special relationship that Michael shares with Talisa. Few fathers understand how to be a dad […]

Follow, Like, Share, Repost, Unfollow, Unfollow, Unfollow…

Follow, Like, Share, Repost, Unfollow, Unfollow, Unfollow…

Woah! What a week it’s been. I’ve had a couple of balls up in the air with a few landing where I wanted it to, and others not landing at all. That is how life goes, right? You win some and you lose some. Some […]

I Am Bravely Making The Scary Choice

I Am Bravely Making The Scary Choice

Have you ever thought why is this my life and how did I get here? Like me, you love the people who are in your life and you have created a beautiful life. When you look back, you are thankful because you realise that life […]

I’m an Alien

I’m an Alien

The hardest transition when you are a parent to an adult with a disability is that your child no longer has the safety of the pediatric ward when they become ill. In the pediatric ward, everyone is in the same boat: parents looking after their […]

The medical mom by A Minor Bump in the Road

The medical mom by A Minor Bump in the Road

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and this post by ‘A Minor Bump in the Road’ caught my eye:   It couldn’t have been more apt because I’m sitting in a hospital bed with Savannah curled up tightly next to me. I had hoped […]

When the sun doesn’t shine

When the sun doesn’t shine

I have not written for my own blog for a while because so much was happening personally. Mostly I did not write because I was struggling to figure out how to deal with some painful insights I have learnt over the last six months. Do […]

Set your soul on fire

Set your soul on fire

What is it that makes you jump up and greet the day? What keeps you from giving into the fears that yell out to stop? How do you keep yourself motivated? I’ve stared down some dead ends and often when there was a choice to […]

The Anniversary Present I Can’t Stop Crying Over (it’s a good thing)

The Anniversary Present I Can’t Stop Crying Over (it’s a good thing)

On the 7th April 2018, Michael and I celebrated our seventeenth wedding anniversary. Under different circumstances; we might have been the type of people who absolutely made a fuss about our most special day. But we are living in this life and when we got […]

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. […]



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