Masks off

Let’s talk Mental Health. It’s a subject that often gets tossed around A LOT in the last few years and it’s often misunderstood. The last few years I have struggled to come to terms with my own mental health issues, it started with postpartum depression after Joshua was born but it was never diagnosed because,Continue reading “Masks off”

Part ten: goodbyes

  On December 7th I woke up thinking about all the people in my world that I would be leaving behind, my parents, my sister, my Grandpa and aunt and my friends. That was the hard part, saying goodbye to them, knowing they would suffer the agony of death far more than I would. IContinue reading “Part ten: goodbyes”

(Part 2) Paris in June

The cold beer tastes good as the flavours rush over my tongue, the liquid is bitter and strong, cold and perfect. I stand watching for a while as people talk, or laugh, there is a group of four playing Settlers in the corner and a full table at the back arguing theology in high spiritedContinue reading “(Part 2) Paris in June”

How do we hope when fear is the virus?

I find myself in a strange place this week, similar to a rollercoaster I feel hopeful one moment and then frustrated and angry the next. Life just isn’t normal, and part of me understands that it will not be normal for a very long time but then another part of me wants to run outContinue reading “How do we hope when fear is the virus?”

Step out …

Toronto – Closed Pandemic week 4 or 5: It has been a long few weeks. I have sat down to write a thousand times and either one of the kids comes to ask a question (usually preceeded by the announcement that they are hungry) or I sit and stare at the blank screen lost in thoughtContinue reading “Step out …”

It is us.

Tim and I were away for a week to the Dominican Republic for our annual ‘just us’ holiday. After the past number of months where anger and fear and hate made way for the deaths of many in the summer shootings, the mass shootings, the Nice tragedy, Paris, Brexit, the hate crimes, bigotry, the policeContinue reading “It is us.”

life beyond Eden

Sometimes the reality of the world we live in comes to our door and knocks. I used to have these terrifying nightmares where there was a ‘bad man’ trying to get into the house to hurt my kids and I was blind and unable to use my voice. I could hear the kids crying butContinue reading “life beyond Eden”