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Patience Required

Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your compassionate smile as my son loads onto the bus on a lift that takes his wheelchair up. He smiles down at me as we wait for the driver to get on and then roll him in. You see us smiling and it’s contagious. Thank you for… Continue reading Patience Required

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Mother’s Day Memories

On my first Mother's Day I was carrying a photo with me of Sebastian in an incubator, connected to machines, as I was waiting for the second bus that would take us to the hospital to see him. We ran into one of Ali's previous work colleagues and despite a photo in which my baby… Continue reading Mother’s Day Memories

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Making a Splash…

...with the new Splashy, by Firefly. We were super excited to receive the new bath seat, the Splashy for Sebastian to try out. Sebastian chose green (one of his favourite colours) and that's all we knew about the product until it arrived in the post. Easy to assemble, just a few pieces to click into… Continue reading Making a Splash…

Accessibility, Advocacy, Canada, Cerebral Palsy, Inclusion, Love, Our Daughter, Our Son, Parenthood, The things people say, Toronto

What I See

'I love you, Sebastian. Do you love me?' Tallula leans over me to see her big brother, anchored down into the accessible spot on the GO bus back to the train station. Sebastian smiles. Tallula sees him and repeats his 'yes' out loud in case I missed it. I scroll through photos tonight to look… Continue reading What I See

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Maple Syrup and Inclusion

On Friday I took the kids to Kortright Maple Syrup Farm to meet Sebastian's class for a school field trip. We were running late due to a morning appointment and I wavered between going and staying home. The clouds hung heavy and rain was in the forecast. The kids really wanted to go, regardless of… Continue reading Maple Syrup and Inclusion

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‘I could meet him there.’

I've started going through my drafts and finishing them. You know those moments when there is something on your mind and you want to get it out into the world and then you run out of steam and you don't. Those thoughts tend to get buried beneath the newer ones. But here we are nearing… Continue reading ‘I could meet him there.’