Posts Tagged hope

My Heart Cry for Hope

I find myself sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeksĀ as I watch some of the pre-pre-game stories before the Superbowl this afternoon. I’m not a huge football fan but I try to keep up so I can have conversations with those who are passionate about it, and I do usually watch this particular game […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | Dreams are So Overrated

Have you ever had your dreams squashed, told they were pie in the sky or that they could never possibly happen? I’m guessing it crushed a wee bit of your soul, left you deflated and maybe even left you wondering whether it was a pipe dream or not. Do you know what “Follow Your Dreams” […]

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7 Apples on a Saturday Night | Hope Springs New

As many of us celebrate this Easter weekend, there is so much symbolism embodied in it. Whether or not you take part in remembering the death and resurrection of Christ, this weekend is synonymous with renewed hope . Everywhere around us we see life begin again. You can’t fight it, stop it or deny it. […]

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He Made it to 12! (and so did I)

Almost a year ago I wrote about my boy wanting to dieĀ and “lay in a grave so I can have some peace”. I’ve been asked many times over how he’s doing and where things are at for him these days. Well, today is his 12th Birthday and we’re still here! Right before Christmas we were […]

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Attitude is Everything, So the School Says

My daughter’s school celebrates every report card term with an early morning awards ceremony complete with bagels and coffee! They invite parents to come and acknowledge those students who have achieved the Honour Roll (minimum 80% average with Very Good or Excellent in effort & attitude in every subject) or Principal’s List (Very Good or […]

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My 11 Year Old Wants to Die

I’ve struggled all week whether to write about this or not. My chest is tight and part of me wants to stop before I start, but I am compelled for whatever reason to share my heart and our experience. My brain is telling me that I will be judged, opinions will be formed, and comments […]

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    "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." ~ Jack Kerouac