….timing is every thing. The very second his limbs lock out, the loud gasp of air involuntarily forces its way into his lungs or he flies backwards as though struck by an invisible hand with a force that looks far too powerfull to ever be experienced by an eight year old boy, the timer starts. … More ….is this the one that kills him ?
Anyone (certainly in the UK at least) bringing up a child with learning or behavioral difficulties will be familiar with those ubiquitous phrases : “special needs”, “addition needs” or my personal favourite “challenging behaviour “. It costs something to bring up and care for a child, or adult in these circumstances, this is the unspoken … More Why our disabled children make us stronger
Almost as soon as I found I would be a father, it seemed my own life, that is to say the part I had been genetically programmed to preserve at all costs had become external- existing for the greater part in the little life being formed over the next nine months that would become my … More Being told your child’s about to die.
…..the numbing effect of the whiskey had long since worn off and the pain in my right ear from the icy wind had made me regret not pulling my hood up sooner. My teeth chattered uncontrolably and my body shook so violently under rain saturated clothes it almost made me laugh. Struggling to operate the … More ….all that remains.
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton