Gratitude and new beginnings

Posted Oct 7 2016 in , , , , , , ,

My small town has recently welcomed a Syrian refugee family. Soon after their arrival, the newspaper ran a picture of the mom, dad and their three young children playing in the local park. It was an ordinary, yet also extraordinary scene. Our new neighbours have spent the last three years in a refugee camp not […]

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Life lessons in ABC

Posted Jun 3 2016 in , , , , , ,

We’ve all had times which have brought more life lessons than we wanted to learn. As the primary caregiver for a child diagnosed with a chronic illness, the past five months have been that way for me. Yet, as I look back, I realize that maybe they were lessons I needed to learn and they’re […]

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Canadian repatriation: Month 9

Posted Apr 22 2016 in , , , ,

It’s now three-quarters of a year since I returned to live in Canada. Nine months is the same length of time as a pregnancy and in many ways, these past months have been similarly life changing. There have been times of great joy. Getting the book deal I’d worked toward for years. Seeing English Rose […]

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