From Birth-Day to Birthday

What I would give to be able to write an emotional post about the wonderful moment my son entered this world, nine years ago. You’ve read them haven’t you? Maybe even written a similar update yourself about that surreal time in your life where you gave birth and you fell in love with your newborn,…

Down But Not Quite Out

Everyone likes to read an inspirational post that can be shared over and over again and I love to be able to deliver them; today is not that day. Ironically in my last post His Master’s Voice, I spoke about Joseph’s speech and language and his improvement in the way he communicates. I explained how he has…

His Master’s Voice

The definition of communication according to the Oxford Dictionary is this: The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium. Recently I have stated that Joseph struggles with communication, yet reading this definition, I should actually retract that. He may find it difficult to use the spoken word to compile…

One Small Step…One Giant Leap

Joseph, not a day passes without me contemplating your future and what life will ultimately hold for you. I know you need me to help you understand, what is very much an alien world to yours. Most days I set you small challenges, without you even knowing it. I have hope that these small tests will help you grow…

BAPs

Why am I writing about BAPs you may ask? Well, a few months ago I asked if you would nominate me for a new blogging award, purely dedicated to Special Needs bloggers. The Bloody Awesome Parents Awards Although a few people contacted me to say they had voted, I never expected to hear the news…