Thank you for reading our family blog.
Blogging started for me as a way of letting off a bit of steam. Life can sometimes be tough with three children each with their own diagnosis. I hope it comes through though, that our family life is filled with joy and wonder. Sometimes I consider what life would have been like if I’d had the typical family, but in my heart I know that there is no such thing as the typical family, just as there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ human being.
If strength is the payback for adversity, my kids have made me very strong. I have often had to fight for basic rights and provisions for them. As well though, the kids have taught me to be adaptable. In a privileged society we are apt to behave as toddlers when things don’t go our own way ‘Not FAIR!’ we scream before we throw our paddy in an effort to redress the fairness balance.
But when the tantrum proves ineffective we’re forced to adjust our expectations, and enjoy the life that we do have instead of ever hankering after that world of perfection, which never actually existed anyway.
Welcome to our world!