Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Snot, libraries and success

By | 2017-06-15T10:03:00+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Categories: communication, disability, expectations, family, library, Snot, special needs, success|

I've been wondering: what does success look like? Take a trip to the library. It would start with me wondering up the road on a bright sunny day, listening to the birds sing, feeling carefree and spring-like. I chat to both my boys about the fun we've already had, doing crafts and baking earlier in the [...]

Loving the skies I’m under

By | 2017-06-15T09:49:22+00:00 February 21st, 2014|Categories: acceptance, cerebral palsy, chance, disability, parenting, risk, special needs, what if|

In 1985 Marty McFly hit the big screen for the first time. Back to the Future was epic, with its DeLorean time travel machine, flux capacitor and crazy Doc screeching, "1.21 Gigawatts!". Marty finds himself in 1955 and has to get back to the future whilst ensuring his parents still fall in love.The whole concept of [...]

Priceless

By | 2017-06-15T09:45:57+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, special needs, value, worth|

I have been known to occasionally watch day time TV classics such as Cash in the Attic or Flog it! My husband is much more highbrow, and saves himself for the Antiques Road Show (what a rock and roll couple we are). Both of these programmes examine items and place a value on them. What are [...]

A Road Less Travelled

By | 2017-10-09T15:31:46+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Categories: cerebral palsy, disability, mum, parenting, prayer, special needs, travelling|

It's amazing to think that 2004 was 10 years ago. In that year, Tony Blair was Prime minister, the Olympics were held in Athens and the actor Christopher Reeve died. It was also the year that I set off with my husband for a slightly delayed 'gap year'. First travelling to Uganda, to work as a [...]

Tears in Heaven (A parable)

By | 2018-02-02T08:44:29+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Categories: disability, Healing, heaven, prayer, special needs|

There was once a father who loved his son. When the son was eight years old, he contracted an infection that developed into meningitis. As a result the son suffered brain damage that affected his lower limbs and speech.  From that day on his father cared for him and fought back tears. Because the father dearly [...]