Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This and That
Things are going along as usual here in the Dock. I am so glad that illness has finally left us. Today the brats went swimming - hence the photoes. Han had a 'subsitute instructor' (who was actually very good) but of course - like a true brat she had to test her out - by trying to steal her cap.
My copy of The Madonna in the Suitcase arived from NZ today and I read it straight away. Huberta Hellendoorn has self published it - so it wasn't cheap or 'easy' to get - lucky I have a Kiwi friend with a bank account over there so I could transfer money that way. Huberta is planning on setting up Paypal at some stage though - and when she does - I could not recommend it highly enough. It is inspring and amazing. Beautifully written. One reveiw described it as a 'love letter' to her daughter Miriam - a now 47 yo with DS. I think it is that and more - it is a powerful yet unsentimental testimony of the mother daughter bond that perhaps all mothers feel - but definitely I as a special needs mama could relate to. A wonderful book.