The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw I went to an End Of Life Choices seminar with my mom last week. I want to share some of what was presented. The ideas might be simple but because the topic is so heady, we can … [Read more...]
Making Christmas In Spite of Things
I've been mostly keeping to myself, riding the waves of sadness that have been rocking our house since Martin's mother passed away a few weeks ago... it's been in the forefront of my brain, of course, and I've actually not had a whole lot to say. The thing about grief is, it's a process. I reckon … [Read more...]
Today I watched your video I cried for you. So many times I am amazed at the human spirit and human kindness. Today I am ashamed to be part of the human race. I don't know where evil comes from or where cruelty like this grows. It is almost impossible to believe that people can be this … [Read more...]
Family is everything
Last week our family was shaken to it's core when we received the news that my sister's husband, Scott died suddenly.Immediately my mum, dad, my oldest sister, Angie and I pulled together. Scott was here in Ontario. My sister Kelly was out in BC with their daughter Marley, who is 5. We had to … [Read more...]
words for wednesday-what hurts you makes you stronger
A friend was over for dinner Friday night. He told me that a doctor friend of his said "if you are over 50 and nothing hurts, you are dead" Nothing hurts me. I will be 50 in two seasons from now. Maybe I am dead. (Is this heaven or hell?) It got me thinking about physical strength and how we … [Read more...]
I hate it
I try to be positive.I try to be hopeful. I try to act like I manage my life relatively well.But when it comes down to it, if I'm being honest - I really hate autism these days. I really do. The past 2 weeks have been extremely difficult.I hate that I feel like I don't know how to parent … [Read more...]
A Certain Kind of Sadness.
You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness. ~ Gotye, Someone That I Used to Know I am in love with this song and have been since I heard it a number of months ago through Facebook. There is something … [Read more...]
And Life Goes On.
Last Sunday was Mother's Day, and as I predicted, I got to sleep a little bit later than usual. What I didn't count on was waking up to BOTH kids having wet their beds in the night. (That's what you get for later-than-usual bedtimes the night before, accompanied by later-than-usual drinks and … [Read more...]
There seems to be a frightening rash of suicides in our community. More than ever or just more discussed and made public through social media? Hard to know. But one case is too many, so I want to dedicate this post to helplessness.Helplessness is defined as lacking protection or support, … [Read more...]
Why so sad?
We are coming off an amazing March break. It was great for everyone. Things have just been...really good. I feel as though, lately I've gotten to a really good place as far as raising a child with autism. Raising a special needs child.I remember how numb each of those terms … [Read more...]