“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
When my 10 month old daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer, my writing went from something I did for fun to something I needed. It started as a way to say thank you to the thousands of people who followed our Love for Lilee journey, then became an insight into the life of a cancer family and now, since my sweet girl took her last breath in 2013, it has morphed into the no-holds-barred account of a bereaved mother’s desperate fight to survive.
In Memory of my Lilee baby, I also wrote and published a children’s book called The Ordinary Girl that mirrored the life of a little girl diagnosed with a life changing disease, in the most magical way possible. It may be a little book, but it is full of big adventures.
To learn more about it, click here!
I also drink a buttload of wine. Well, I don’t just drink it, I am actually studying it as well (so it’s classy). And as I move through my wine school I will be posting about wine, food (complete with recipes) and life pairings for wines from red to white, full to light, still to sparkling and dry to sweet; I call it Que Syrah.
Check out my first post here.
Life isn’t always fair, it’s definitely not always fun and it sure as hell can break your heart, but among all the shit, all the pain and all the disappointment, there are moments of pure and uncompromising happiness, excitement, joy and love. I taught my daughter that those moments made everything else worth it and now I am trying to teach myself the same exact thing.
In memory of the life she lived and in honour of the person she was, I am hell bent on living a life that is worth it.
Might as well document it too, right?
Down the rabbit hole we go…