Category Archives: Independence

Taking the Bus

Becky took the bus home today. This was the first time traveling from her day program. She used TransHelp a couple of years ago when she was at the height of her independence. Things took a little dive after some … Continue reading

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In Retrograde

The bad day on Monday turned into a bad week, which culminated with Becky sobbing in her bathroom as I asked an attendant to leave. I felt ill as I listened to another person belittle my daughter. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Teething problems

Are you any good at predicting problems? I’m not. Yesterday was a sunny and warm day, in Mississauga. Why would that be a problem? Well, the condo is south-facing, the blinds in Becky’s bedroom are broken, and the building hasn’t … Continue reading

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Half Way Point

Tom and I moved Becky into her condo yesterday, and now every part of my body is in pain. Am I getting too old for this? Anyway, this post is not about me. I can’t believe I’m writing about “Becky’s … Continue reading

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Blue, Keys, and Moonshine

Tom and I spent most of the weekend at the new condo, turning this into this and finally, into this. My little arms are tired, but at least it’s done. This will be Becky’s room in about a week, and … Continue reading

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Condo Keys

Just a really quick post to say I picked up the keys (or key) for Becky’s condo today. I can’t believe it. It’s really happening; Becky is moving to her own place. We can’t actually go in until tomorrow, as … Continue reading

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Strike a Pose…

We were at our first photo shoot today, in downtown Toronto. You may remember six weeks ago when we came for a tour of the iDAPT facilities; well at that time, Toronto Rehab asked Becky if she would donate her … Continue reading

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Doubt

I consider myself to be a fairly positive person; the eternal optimist.  I generally see a solution to every problem, or am convinced there is one, and see the bright-side of almost every situation.  This morning; however, I woke up with that gut clenching, nauseating, … Continue reading

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Becky’s Wings

This is Becky on her first glider flight.  It was cancelled twice due to bad weather, but we finally made it out to Arthur, Ontario in August 2010.  There were two other youngsters, like Becky, waiting to take to the … Continue reading

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Beckyisms

I don’t know what else to call them. The little nuggets of language that don’t make sense, and flow out of Becky’s mouth in a constant stream. We had two new support workers starting this week. Yesterday, we had a … Continue reading

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