Archive | May, 2012

Go Dulce Go!

25 May

On May 27th, one of our dearest family friends will take to the streets to run the Ottawa Half marathon in honour of our daughter Lauren.

Dulce has been preparing for months, tirelessly fundraising and training for the big weekend. In fact, I ran into her while she was training the other night – well actually I was driving and Dulce was running 🙂 She spotted me with her laser vision, while I was two cars away at a stop light. Obviously a woman of many talents!

Lauren, Stephen and I will be cheering Dulce on from home, but if you’re in the Ottawa area this weekend make sure to cheer on the beautiful brunette wearing lavender on her shoes (a little piece of Lauren with her) and a picture of Lauren on her shirt.

Good Luck Dulce!

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
– Irish Blessing

Please feel free to show your support for Dulce by leaving her an encouraging comments below, I’m sure that she would love to read them!

Want to donate and help Dulce reach her goal? Click on the Dulce’s Run link and follow the Donate Now Button. Thanking you in advance!

Thanks for running for me Dulce!

Six months of waiting…

2 May

Six months of waiting, rejection, re-application, waiting, calling and FINALLY


<insert happy dance here>

Worth the wait? YES! Should we have waited so long? NO!

No longer must I linger momentarily in front of those luxuriously spaced disabled parking spots only to drive on past and struggle to unload Lauren in a cramped amount of space.

I’m very happy to have the pass, but very disappointed in the process, time and frustration that was involved in getting one. Believe me when I say that they don’t make it easy. We had filled out tedious forms including full medical information, only to receive a rejection letter months later. The rejection letter was the most annoying part of the whole process – there was no request for additional information, simply a no based on the fact that “our daughter’s limitation may be confused with inabilities due to her age”. What is one to take from such a statement other that they were telling me that my daughter is too young to walk, and that I’m only confused. Oh brother! Someone is getting paid a nice salary to ignore paperwork and send out thoughtless and insulting letters.

And that’s what I have to say about that!

Here are a couple of cute pictures of Lauren from this week!


Lauren relaxing after a baby massage from Mommy!

Hanging out at Grandma’s