When your baby is 1 week old, and she has her 1st MRI and the results aren’t what you thought you would ever hear, let alone something you never want to hear……Veronika has an injury to her brain from the bleed she had before she was born, and we believe that it will affect her movement down the left side of her body, and she will most likely never walk….

I guess at that point in you make a decision, one of two possible options i guess. You either think ‘oh well, if that’s how its gonna be, why bother,’ OR ‘Yes she will walk, and we will come back in when she does and say I TOLD YOU SO’.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Afternoon tea with Ms Quentin Bryce....

A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to afternoon tea with the Governor General of Australia, Ms Quentin Bryce. What a fabulous afternoon we had. Quentin Bryce is just wonderful. Veronika and I had a lovely chat with her. She asked me lots of questions about my journey with Veronika, and asked if I had other children(yes I do, Jordan 9 and Jakob 6).

Veronika and I, with Ms Bryce and Gina(a friend of mine we met thru ECIS this year)

I guess on reflection, if I didn't have Veronika, this is something I never would of had the opportunity to do. Met and have afternoon tea with the Governor General. What a privilege to be in company with possibly the most elegant lady in Australia.  A lady who, to me was genuinely interested about my journey with Veronika. A lady who congratulated me on the job I was doing, helping Veronika on her journey to health and mobility......a conversation I don't think I will ever forget.

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