When your child is diagnosed with a dissability or some sort of “difference to the norm” all of your hopes and dreams seem to (to put it bluntly) die. You begin to think that they will never lead a normal life and will be dependant on you always. Whilst for some this unfortunately may be … More “The girl of my dreams”……..
Well, the writing of this post has been inspired by a friend who had been asked to address a small group of parents of special needs children. She asked us the question “what would be the one thing we would share about our journey” and this got me thinking. Should I tell her how I … More Dark Days Becoming Bright
This past week I had to go into hospital for an operation. To say I was nervous would be an understatement. I was nervous on so many levels; nervous for the op itself, nervous for if I didn’t come out of the op – how would my kids deal with this – especially my Autistic … More Learning to let go….one step at a time.
A mothers love is endless, unconditional and able to survive anything! We love our kids with an unconditional love. No matter what they do or say our love never falters or fades or changes. We love every part of them . We would do anything for them. We would take away any hurt or pain if … More Love
Today I read a very interesting post….”are you babying your Special Needs Child?”……… http://specialkids.co.za/home/index.php/solutions/item/203-are-you-babying-your-special-needs-child#.VQB6MFpUTu2 Hmmmmmm am I?, or not??……Well, to be honest in some instances I need to agree – yes I am! I did have the baby bottle, long after age appropriate. I did have problems with toilet training although I disagree that this … More Guilty as Charged………BUT……..watch this space!
Well this weekend was an exciting one….took the boys to the rugby. Although we have been before this visit will stand out in my memory for a while. The Sharks against the Lions – hence the reason to go to the stadium. You see our family is divided 2 x Lion supporters, 2 x Sharks … More More progress…..am I ready for this?
Last night we were visited by the tooth mouse. However not only did he bring money for the tooth he brought back the feeling of excitement…… When Jordy was younger I remember him not taking an interest in the tooth mouse, Christmas, Birthday’s etc. He would for example be given a present which he would … More The Tooth Mouse brought more than just money.
Today I took my boys down to the complex pool and boy did we make a grand entrance! With todays extreme heat there were lots of people at the pool. Some swimming, some sitting in the shade of the trees. As soon as we walked into the pool area Jordan realised he didn’t have his … More Can a positive come out of a negative……..indeed it can!
Today I saw a clip posted to Facebook on how people react to kids with Autism who have some “quirky” behaviours. For those of you who have not come into contact with Autism you may think these kids are just naughty, or that their parents cannot control them. You see, you cannot physically see Autism … More Do you judge?
Change can be so scary. We find comfort in doing the things we are used to doing. We find comfort in friends, family, people we know. We find comfort in familiar places. We find comfort in things we know. The unknown scares us (well at least me it does), meeting new people sometimes makes us … More Change