Raising little Westies, and life as parent of a special needs son

Celebration time!

As my birthday approached, I considered that it was about a year since I had left my previous “permanent” role.

Which just happened to mean that it was about time that a previous colleague should be expecting their first child to wander along into this chaos we call a world. So I reached out with an email to a person I have had no reason to communicate with for some six months or so – since gaining my current role.

Indeed, she is now a first-time mother, with a newborn son who, as it turns out, had to deal with a few challenges in his first few weeks of life outside his mothers body. That is now all behind him. In my friends words, she has had a crash-course in parenting. My response was only that “all children are a crash-course in parenting,” and I truly believe that to be the case. We all give our children 100% of what we can offer them, and we all pray and wish that we could do some more.


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