Month: July 2018

Stage not age

Wouldn’t it be nice if each child came with their own instruction manual?  One that would change with the child, a constant relevant reference?  If that was available, I would sign up to get one.  I’d even pay for an update each time it…

Overloaded

Today was one of those days.  Well actually, overall it was a good day.  Both of my boys went to camp and my daughter was in summer school.  I was able to spend a WHOLE day with my best friend.  I so needed this…

Love wanted

If you have been reading my blog posts, you will know that we have 3 children by adoption, all with varying invisible disabilities.  One of our children has been affected by childhood trauma. Before they arrived in our lives and came home to us,…

Family Road Trips

Summer time is here, which means family road trips.  I love going on road trips and taking in all of the scenery that our beautiful province has to offer.  Also it makes for some great memories.  We’ve been on 2 road trips so far…

Anniversary

I’d like to wish my husband a Happy Anniversary.  16 years!! Who knew where we’d be and what life would have looked like when we first got together. I can’t even remember what my expectations were when I first got married.  Life has taken…

Puzzles

As I sit here writing, I reflect what it’s like to raise a child that has experienced trauma and other disabilities combined. Often I think of it as a big jigsaw puzzle, one that you’re working on but never get to see the picture…