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Mum, I can do anything.

        " Will he ever be able to read properly?" " I don't know." "You know, like a Harry Potter book or something?" "I'm really not sure. We didn't even think he would be able to speak to us a few years ago, but I think he may have trouble with big stories, maybe even filling out and understanding forms when he's older. I just don't know..." This is part of a conversation that I had recently with Ethan's Dad. Those questions that I do not have the answers for. As a mum, I am wracking my brain to work out ways that I can help Ethan with giving him the best tools and skills so that he can get through this thing we call life.  Society is brutal. And I can only imagine how even more brutal and perhaps frightening it could be for a young person with an Intellectual Disability trying to navigate their way through the maze.  I just want to protect him for the rest of my days. As Mothers do.  I've reached out to a

Know when to hold them. Know when to fold them. Know when to walk away and run.

       I have started this post probably 50 times and that damn blinking curser on the blank page just stares back at me. Blink, blink, and blink. It has been quite easy to just press the, as my son says “x marks the spot” and shut it all down, but I continue to be drawn to open this blank page and the nudge to start pressing the buttons on the keyboard has finally allowed the fingers to start pressing. The human condition can suck balls. Most of the time.  I’ll digress. I have, ever since I can remember, had an intense feeling of inadequacy. I have, ever since I can remember felt truly alone in the world. I have, ever since I can remember had a looming sadness – a sadness that you feel in the deep, down depths of your stomach. When it comes to the “flight or fight” mode, there has always been the fight in me. I have struggled my entire life to ever be told what to do, how to think, who to be. This has served me well though throughout my life, but it has also, not served me well

The trip that was

    Links under video are some of the places we visited        Andrews Airport Parking Melbourne Airport Ossotel Hotel Bar - Best Mojitos!     Carla Spa - Padma Utura - Legian Kusnadi Hotel Double Six Beach   Warung Malang - Kuta Warung Souvlaki - double 6 Pearl Restaurant & Hotel - Seminyak   Tegenungan Waterfalls Rice Terrace Cafe - Tellalang, Gianyar Segway Tours - Sanur Bali Bule Barbeque - Where to get the best Ribs! Splash Water Park Canggu Swiss- Bellin - Roof Top Bar Black Bird Tattoo Nusa Lembongan Rock Bar - Ayana Resort Gojek   We used Jetstar for our flights -