Sometimes the death of someone you've never even met has a profound effect, and so it was this week with the passing of Andy Nimmo, husband of special needs blogger Steph Nimmo. For the past year, they have both been sharing some inspirational writing about living a good life with cancer and if you want to remember how to celebrate life, I recommend reading Steph's blog Was This In The Plan.
Another reason to celebrate life
Smiley's school leavers' programme is going really well, and this week I attended their seasonal play, which featured my daughter playing a sparkly alien.
Just looking at this picture brings me joy and reminds me why life is worth living.
Angel's driving licence arrived
She drove on the motorway for the first time - with me in the passenger seat radiating calm of course : another useful thing you learn how to do as an autism mum. Anyway, all went well and she drove part of the way to Newry as a last treat before she started her full time job this week. The trip included a retro lunch in Eddie Rockets complete with a coke float - the last time I remember having one of those was back in the 70s!
I will admit it, I was stressed beforehand. I had to get the film on an actual DVD to make this happen, Smiley had to go to sleep on time (she did) and the living room had to be tidy (for my sanity). I had to organise that last bit, which made me a bit grumpy.
But that soon wore off. Family time is fairly rare in this house as we are all so different, but there was lots of shared laughter over this film!
|Groot in action from The Guardians of The Galaxy|
The agreement on climate change
I know it might not achieve much, but it was wonderful to see so many countries working together, let's hope that can be extended to more issues. It has to be the best way forward for the world and for all of us.