Sometimes there are things in life that you know must be happening for a reason. Yet at the time you just have no idea how there possibly could be a reason.
Sometimes you need to look a little deeper to realise that there is always a lesson to be learned during our toughest times.
Sometimes in order to experience and understand peace and happiness, you need to experience difficulty and hardship.

It's wierd, but I recently found my old diaries that I had kept hidden away for over ten years. What an eye opener to say the least. Somehow I have managed to predict some of my future (sure glad I wrote it all down). But the thing that stood out the most was how utterly sad I was during those years. Desperately sad. Unnoticably sad. How I got through those years I have no idea.

I also discovered something absolutely awesome though.
Becoming pregnant with Ryley was the turning point. It marked a new beginning. It was the best thing that could ever have happened to me. It was the point at which my life took on meaning. Despite the challenges I have had thrown my way over the past 9 years, I have never ever reached that desperately sad point again. Ever.

Having a child with a disability is bloody hard at times. But I am so lucky. Lucky that Ryley chose me to be his mother. Lucky that Braeden chose me too. And Lucky that I am still here to tell the tale.

September 15 is RU OK day. You can click on the link here: RUOK

It is to raise awareness of suicide and depression. Sometimes all it takes is to ask someone if they are ok. Listen and let them know you care.
We live in a society that struggles with the idea of community. We are so caught up talking through social media that we often forget how to have conversations in real life.
I urge you to take the time to ask someone if they are ok. Not just on this day, but always.


  1. Absolutely love your post. Community is a difficult thing to attain especially in disability land...but asking, as you say, are you OK could make all the difference in the world to very simple, so very effective. BTW, I am also very happy that Adam choose us....

  2. We have to go through real hardships because we care, the alternative is not caring, and there are such people. It seems the murkiness of life is there for each of us, to teach us if we are open to it.
    It's good to see you are thankful...I absolutely give thanks for what I have, each day.

  3. Thanks for that reminder Anna.

    So, are you OK?

  4. Love it. Love you. Seriously. Love. You.

  5. I also love it! I am guilty, very guilty, of sometimes asking people if they are okay and not always making myself available to hear their true answer. Not just the, "I'm good, and you?" answer, but the true are you OKAY answer. Thanks for the reminder my friend.


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