“It looks like you’ve had a hard year”. Reflection on 2015.

What an astonishingly beautiful blog, portraying the love of parents and a sibling for a new family member with Down syndrome!

I am not one for New Years resolutions, however this year I have set myself one.  One blog post per week, published on Sunday night, commencing today.  So, without further ado:

Christmas is now over, the new year is upon us and Elva’s first birthday is just around the corner.  The past year was incredible, amazing, wonderful, exhausting, overwhelming, heartbreaking, healing, filled with love and joy, and the most intense and possibly greatest year of my life.  We learned and grew, broke and re-formed.  It is a year that I hold dear in my heart, and never want to live through again.


Just before Christmas we were out finalising gift shopping and Elva became frantic for a feed.  I flopped down on the nearest seat and proceeded to nurse.  Sharing the seat with us were a grandmother and her grandson.  Rory and the boy (who was maybe 4 or 5)…

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