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O is for Open over at the ABC challenge blog

I cannot believe that it is June 1st already, where has the time gone?? This time last year our lives changed forever with the loss of my Dad who left us far too early at the age of only 62. We still miss him, obviously, but if there is one thing I learned it is that life is too short and you only get one chance at it! With that in mind I was determined to try my hardest to get onto one or more design teams. Here I am now, a year later, on 2 challenge blog design teams and on the DT for a super company called Splodge Away that makes some wonderful products that are great fun to work with.

Around the same time, we started on the long road of trying to get a diagnosis for our son who we think has Asbergers (still on that long road but getting closer to an answer there). Whilst we don’t have a diagnosis as yet, or even bothered what the “label” is, we are finding it a lot easier to deal with his “quirks” and his special way of doing things. The same son has taken up playing the tin whistle and is loving it. Our younger Son has started with a local theater group and has just performed his first play, outside of school, in which he was a natural.

All in all I think we have had a year that Dad and Grandad would have been pleased with, I do believe he has been watching and is very proud of what we have all achieved.

Now onto the challenge over at the ABC challenge blog, as the title says, “o is for open” that’s right Anything Goes for this one and our wonderful sponsors areĀ  Marker Pop and Paper Shelter

I used one of my Gelli plate printed Backgrounds and an image from the Paper shelter called Spring Swing II

o is for open - ABC challenge

4 thoughts on “O is for Open over at the ABC challenge blog

  1. Stunning Card Angela and we are very excited to have you on our team šŸ™‚ x

  2. Fabulous card love the image, the Gelli Plate background looks wonderful, must have a play with mine when I have the time, not used it yet.

  3. What was life like before a diagnosis for you? Do you remember how people reacted to your child? To your parenting? To your explanations and excuses? To your childā€™s ā€˜quirksā€™? Did you feel all alone, as if no other parent understood? Like no other child was like yours?

    1. We haven’t been formally diagnosed yet, but you are right, peoples reactions to all those things are very difficult to deal with and we did feel very self conscious of his behavior and very alone. To a certain extent we still feel quite “alone” but at least we can deal with that now

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