Category Archives: Sibling experiences

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Life has a way of working itself out.  I saw a presentation once by former Attorney General Michael Bryant. He had been charged with manslaughter after hitting a cyclist and killing him.   Needless to say, his life was in turmoil … Continue reading

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Patrick Strikes Again

Once again, Patrick, now six years old, blows my socks off. After dinner tonight, I took just him out to ride his bike up and down the street.  At 8pm the girls were in bed and although it was still … Continue reading

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The Media and Tori Stafford

If you live in Canada, you’re probably very aware that the trial for the abduction and murder of Tori Stafford has just started.  For those of you not in Canada, Tori was a beautiful Grade 3 student in April 2009 … Continue reading

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Will it ever end?

This morning at breakfast, Patrick (6), who was only two when his sister was killed, reminded me, in the most innocent of ways, that he is still hurting and that his sister is at the forefront of his thoughts much … Continue reading

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The Magic of Christmas

There are so many things I could write about today especially considering recent events, but now is not the right time. Today is a day to muster up the strength for tomorrow and then more so for the New Year. … Continue reading

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What possible silver lining could there be?

As some of you may know, my husband and I adopted two precious little girls from China since Stefanie’s death. (If you’re interested in knowing what it was like, feel free to visit my adoption blog at The first … Continue reading

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Ian turns 16 today.

At 12 years old, Ian’s world was turned upside down.  His only full sibling was murdered just meters from where he was, and he was left to suffer the indignities of police interviews, a funeral, and then court. Ian grew … Continue reading

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5 years old and not so innocent.

During a day long soccer tournament, I was having a conversation with a parent of another player on my 8 year olds team. We were discussing keeping our cool when life get stressful. To my left was my 5 year … Continue reading

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