Have you ever come across an image that stops you in your tracks? One that resonates so deeply within you that you can’t stop thinking about it? This week, while I was scrolling through social media I came across one of these images. I felt unequipped to deal with its message and it completely took … Continue reading “You can’t Pour from an Empty Cup”
I read this on a fellow mom advocate site and I really stuck with me so I wanted to repost it here. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to … Continue reading WELCOME TO HOLLAND (by Emily Perl Kingsley)
I crumbled... Under the weight of the doctor’s words I just crumbled.
Today we celebrated our little Ethan’s first birthday. So many things have been running through my head leading up to this day…and as I sit here I still cannot believe it has been 365 days. I wanted to write something truly inspired…something that encapsulates all of my intense emotions about Ethan and this particular day … Continue reading A Letter to My Son on His First Birthday
I was quickly realizing that every labour and delivery is as different as the child that it produces. With Ella, I had what some would refer to as a “traumatic birth”…sideways baby, forceps, and a child with a broken nose was something that prepared me to expect the unexpected when it came to the birthing … Continue reading Nice to Finally Meet You: The Birth
How do you write about one of the most special days of your life? How do you give life to the feelings and emotions that come along with giving birth? I’ve been struggling with this over the past few weeks, agonizing over how to make a labour and delivery story interesting, while still conveying everything … Continue reading Labour and Delivery Part 1
When I posted on here for the first time, I had a lot of people message me that they had no idea what was going on with Ethan, and what we had been dealing with over the past year. After the genetic testing, Kyle and I made a conscious decision not to share our struggles … Continue reading Suffering in Silence