We live in a world where we are constantly waiting.
Once upon a time, in the suburban landscape of Farrhaven, there was an awkward and lanky 16 year old girl who worked at the local grocery market.
About 4 or 5 years ago a friend of mine handed me a book that looked a little worse for wear and told me that I needed to stop everything and read this story.
One of life’s most precious joys is having the ability to bring a child into the world, a pivotal moment in a mother's life that filled with love nourishment and joy.
When I saw first Terry, a Cairn terrier, I was nine years old and thought to myself, "I love you and want you to be happy forever." We did everything together, from taking walks to Terry begging me to play with her while I was going through mountains of homework. However, I never expected to be using past tense when talking about a dog who was seven last year.
My personal problem was trying to figure out if forgiveness for myself and my friends was an option after my friends and I failed to save my dog when a Newfoundland attacked her when we were trick-or-treating my junior year.
Our lives are spent building up to more important moments, later, the moments when we’ll be happy.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~ Kanye West (…or Friedrich Nietzsche)
Change happens in our lives constantly, they can be little things like the bus timetable shifting meaning you have to go to work at a new time or much bigger like leaving home and starting university.
I’m writing this guide for my kids as they grow up and go out into the world — but it’s for anyone who wants to connect with others.
They say that marriage is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. I agree. The first flush of love taking over you, the butterflies fluttering around in your tummy, and the experience of everything being rosy makes life blissful. Even as my honeymoon period had taken off, and was soaring at 35,000 feet above sea level, I conceived. The fact that my body had performed the miracle of seeding a tiny little human was enough to push my happiness level to 70,000 feet.
But, little did I know that it was all about to come crashing down.