Eden’s Birth Story

This first part was written a week after Eden was born, excuse the DRAMA So my babies one week old, what a week! Last time I went through this I was amazed they let me out of hospital with a child. I kept telling myself ‘16 year olds can do it Ruth, so can you’.… Continue reading Eden’s Birth Story

Lessons from Shaun the Sheep?

I’m not sure if I have mentioned any of my fears in our blog before, but one of the biggest ones I have had up until recently, was the possibility, even ever so slight, that Eden would have been non-verbal in her ability to communicate, the thought  “what happens if I never get to hear… Continue reading Lessons from Shaun the Sheep?

Then this happened!

Recently my amazing husband wrote a poem ‘I Don’t Want to Change Her, But…’ it’s pretty awesome. Today we got a bit creative… I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE HER, BUT… This is not the way I’d thought I’d start, To share this message from my heart. A question asked from my little buddy That left… Continue reading Then this happened!

I don’t want to change her, but…

This is not the way I’d thought I’d start To share this message from my heart A question asked from my little buddy That left Dad feeling somewhat cruddy! The little voice asked as we left home “Does anyone wish Eden didn’t have Down syndrome?” Mum jumped straight in, with no way, no how while… Continue reading I don’t want to change her, but…

LABEL THIS!!!

LABEL THIS!!! (Feel free to picture me saying this with 1 finger up, your choice which finger) In my life I have had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with world leaders in the areas of Religion, Politics, Business, and Music.  I have met some of the best “Motivational” speakers around, whilst they have had some… Continue reading LABEL THIS!!!

The Ghost of Christmas Usher

I do love Christmas the songs, the food, oh my goodness the food! Rocky Road, Christmas Cake, Roast Pork, Seafood, YoYo’s (like Melting moments but better), berries and stone fruit, the list goes on but I think you get it. I even just love the all round happiness the season seems to bring, I guess that’s the Christmas Spirit. Living… Continue reading The Ghost of Christmas Usher

Chainsaws, Shotguns, Genocide and other WMD’s

  I received a comment recently, saying, “Can you please do a blog about chainsaws or shotguns? I am tired of crying after reading your blogs.” So here it is. About 4 years ago we stopped watching the daily news in our house – ABC4 Kids probably had a major role to play in that… Continue reading Chainsaws, Shotguns, Genocide and other WMD’s