Open letter to my son a year after we arrived home from India

Open letter to my son a year after we arrived home from India

A year ago we arrived home from India with Gigi and these 365 days have been the best of our lives. 365 days of love, joy and firsts. So this blog post is an open letter to Gigi to thank him for loving us, for opening his heart to us and all the people we love and for filling our lives with more joy and love than we ever thought possible.

Photo by Rebekah Kamsky Photography

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Gigi is here :)

Gigi is here :)

It had always been our dream to become parents but before DNRS I had become too ill for us to even think it could be a possibility in future. But DNRS gave me health and hope back and made us dream again. And now just over 2 years after starting DNRS and 9 months after seeing his photo for the first time our son Gigi is home with us and we're on top of the world. 

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Why we should all be kind to each other

Why we should all be kind to each other

As we await the election results in Malta today, I came across this quote by Ellen DeGeneres and it rang so true. “I would love for the world to be happier.  I think it's our one thing that we all share.  We focus so much on our differences and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world.  And I think: what if everybody focused on what we all have in common -- which is -- we all want to be happy.” And here’s why we should all be kind to each other, not only today in Malta but in life in general. It can really change things for all of us.

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My parents' views on my journey and recovery

My parents' views on my journey and recovery

For this blog post I wanted a photo taken before my illness started. When it never even crossed any of our minds that difficult times might lie in store. And I don’t mean difficult times just for me. I always say that I believe it was actually worse for those around me. 5 months ago, I wrote about my journey through Dermot’s eyes. And because some of you had asked and because my parents walked with me through the storm in every way possible, here’s my journey and recovery from a chronic illness through my parents’ eyes.

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11 tips for coping with Christmas after losing a loved one

11 tips for coping with Christmas after losing a loved one

Sadly, the grandfather of one of my best friends passed away a couple of days ago. It was exactly 19 years less a day after my own grandfather had passed away so it obviously reminded me a lot of our Christmas 19 years ago. It also made me think of others who have lost a loved one at Christmas time. And of course even if they would have passed away before Christmas time, the first Christmas in their absence is never easy. I’m definitely no expert on the subject, but here are the 11 tips I would give to anyone celebrating their first Christmas after losing a loved one. 

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