Please don’t ask me that question!

Being a parent to a special needs child is difficult.   But being a friend or family member of that parent is also a challenge, I have realised.  In particular, knowing what to say, how to say it, when not to say anything, and when I need their support, is a testing task.

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Get Real

Emily and Matts wedding Aug 2012When I was younger I had my life and family mapped out.  I would meet and marry the man of my dreams, and fall pregnant with ease.  Following a textbook birth, we would breeze through a divine few months of new-baby heaven.  A perfect toddler and child, my little angel was going to be ridiculously beautiful, with intelligence off-the-scale, achieving highly in sport, joyful around adults and popular with peers. 

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