In this season of 'love' with Valentine's Day having just gone by, the receiving and showing of love has gotten played out in a million ways. Some people really got into it with the chocolates, card, gifts, champagne, dinner, the works, while others, (you know who you are) de-romanticized it completely by sending a few characters via text to their special someone. While still others did nothing at all. For many years, I fell … [Read more...]
3 Ways For Preemie and Special Needs ParentsTo Celebrate the New Year While Still Feeling the Challenges of the Old….
2013 - A brand spanking New Year is here. Many people were cheering, shouting, blowing those little honky horns, kissing and hugging strangers and familiar faces alike, wearing silly hats and drinking champagne (or whatever they could get their hands on) as they counted down the seconds to the ushering in of the start of another 365 days. For a lot of people, this is cause for celebration. They have the opportunity to start afresh, … [Read more...]
In an instant you were gone. Before I could see your face, stroke your cheeks, give you butterfly kisses, put bandages on that boo-boo on your knee, smell that sweet scent that only babies have, be your earthly mummy, say hello...... before I could do any of those things, I had to say goodbye. I've lost four (4) babies before I had a chance to meet them. Their names are all the same - Angelito - which means little angel. Their lives, no matter … [Read more...]
In school, Alejandro has just begun to be exposed to the concept of spelling - understanding that the letters he's learning makes up actual words - and like a bee to honey, he is all over it. Only problem is the word he's saying and how he is spelling it are like night and day, oil and water, chalk and cheese - you get my drift. The two are not similar by any stretch of the imagination because Alejandro can't spell yet - but he doesn't know … [Read more...]
Today - June 22nd - was my 40th Birthday!! and I am embracing this new decade with my arms wide, wide open! Today has been so wonderful for me on so many levels and it was largely spent with me basking in the love, happiness and hugs of my hubby, son and family and friends from all over this beautiful world. I have been a bit surprised at how emotional (in a good way) I have been all day and it has also caused me to reflect a bit on my life thus … [Read more...]