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Was This in the Plan? · 2d ago

The decision no parent should ever have to face

Nearly 6 months ago I had to make a decision that no parent should ever have to face.  I had to agree to the hospital turning off my daughter's life support and to let her go.I always knew t...
Was This in the Plan? · 5d ago

These foolish things remind me of you

It catches you unawares, when you least expect it.  Those little things.  I'll be  in a shop and see a something that I know Daisy would like, would have liked, and remember that I'm never g...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

Happy Father's Day (especially to those of us pulling the double shift)

Every year on Father's day I send a message to other mums I know who are single parents, acknowledging that they are pulling the double shift . Last year I also became one of those mums. Las...
Was This in the Plan? · 2M ago

Diagnosing autism - services need to be increased, not reduced.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you probably know that my two boys both have a diagnosis of high functioning autism, sometimes called Asperger Syndrome.  My boys are very different, b...
Was This in the Plan? · 2M ago

The lottery of life

Xanthe took this picture in early January, Daisy was in for an MRI under general anaesthetic as her neurology team tried to work out why her physical abilities had deteriorated so dramatical...
Was This in the Plan? · 3M ago

Back in the narrative

Andy and I believed strongly that experiences of life were as important a part of our children's upbringing as their formal education.  Despite the limitations of respite and the need to man...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

I have written a book

"You should write a book"I've lost count of the number of people who have said that to me over the years.So I did.https://www.stephnimmo.com/buy-the-bookI promised Andy I would.  I promised ...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

An empty wheelchair

One of the first things I did the day after Andy died was to bag up all his meds, injections and creams and take them back to the hospital.  They were a visible sign of his cancer, they were...
Was This in the Plan? · 5M ago

The long goodbye

We took Daisy back to school for her funeral, one last trip to the school she loved and had attended from the age of three.  I wanted to hide under a rock but because Daisy touched so many l...
Was This in the Plan? · 5M ago

Coming to terms with it all

It's so hard to believe that Daisy has gone, that we will not see her any more, that I won't hear her call out "mummyyyyy!!!!!!!".  She was the centre of our home.  Everything revolved aroun...