So many things happened these past few weeks that made me wonder about a myriad of issues. I start every morning with a good dose of “positive”, “funny”, “loving” or “inspirational” images I post on my sleepingangel Facebook page. Why do I do that? Because it helps me start the day in a good way, remembering to keep the negativity away. There is always that “friend” that must post negative stuff, so I give them the benefit of the doubt a few times until I get fed up and unfollow them. I have no time for that crap. You have every right to post whatever you want on your wall, but I have every right to unfollow you as well. Quotes help me immensely to start a new day in a good way. I swear by them. I have been a quote freak since I took a plane ride sittingRead More →

I read a quote recently which came across a Special Need Parenting website that truly aggravated me. It stated that it was not the parent’s place to tell their child’s story, that the diagnosis was that child’s journey, not the parent’s. Needless to say, that quote received quite the amount of backlash, since most parents of chronically ill children’s lives are completely turned upside down and changed in ways hard to describe in a one-sentence answer. This is the reason why I wrote the book (Butterfly Child), which entails *my* journey, the journey from a parent’s perspective. I made sure never to speak for Nicky per se, and even so, I did read the entire book to him which he enjoyed immensely since a lot of the stories I described happened when he was too small to remember. At times he told me he was happy he did not remember them, too. Having aRead More →