28. Insensitive…

28. Insensitive…

There are more good people in the world than bad. That is a fact. I don’t have any statistics to back this up…but if it were the other way around, we’d all know about it. Former US President Obama agrees with me. In his final speech at the White House as President he said: “I […]

27. But wait there’s more!

27. But wait there’s more!

‘”He did it to her too!” This is how the conversation began with Lucy about two weeks after I revealed what was happening to our family. As I mentioned in a previous post, Lucy sought advice about how to best approach her conversation with Teigan, her daughter. When she first bought up the subject with […]

26. Perspective…

26. Perspective…

The thing about experiencing a life-altering event like we did, is that life continues to go on. The other thing is that the age old adage that “there’s always someone worse off than you”, becomes very relevant. There are two things that I believe are worse than what our girls have endured. Firstly, having to […]

25. Sleepover…

25. Sleepover…

I am pretty determined to see the best in people. I think that I can get a good gauge of people on first impression and usually have an accurate radar when things don’t feel right. Until After. It’s difficult to rely on your gut instinct when you’ve got it so wrong. As mentioned before, I made […]

24. They are not caterpillars…

24. They are not caterpillars…

I was starting to feel like the walls were closing in on me. We were about six months After and our structured life was becoming less so. Rather than dancing and basketball, we were now attending counselling appointments. I forgot how to sleep. It’s hard to sleep after hearing some of the things that the girls told […]

23. Boom…our private hell just went public!

23. Boom…our private hell just went public!

The relief that accompanied telling Lucy was almost overwhelming. It felt like I could breathe a little easier, knowing that her kids were now safe. But as a result, our private story became very public. Susie, was angry that I had been put in the position that I was. She felt that the body who […]

22. The Dark Cloud Overhead Part 2…

22. The Dark Cloud Overhead Part 2…

It was five months After and one of my dear friends, Kirsten, insisted on taking me out for a night on the town. This consisted of us getting dressed nicely and going to a place that served beautiful food and yummy cocktails. We sat and tried to talk about normal stuff, both knowing that my life at […]

21. Awkward…

21. Awkward…

Having grown up in a small town we found that there were times, in the first few years in our new home town, that we could get around with relative anonymity. However, as you get involved in work, sports, children’s activities etc, you begin to meet people and then all of a sudden you have […]

20. Ignoramous…

20. Ignoramous…

I remember so clearly being part of the Christmas Carols in the Park in my home town as a child. I got to sing, with my school mates, Six White Boomers, in front of the whole town, and I loved myself sick. I’ve always loved that song and would sing it with my own children when Christmas […]