The journey has always allowed for the things that are important...but sometimes those important things have been put on the back burner while other things took centre stage. Telling our story has been one of those things I'm afraid.
The time has come though to begin saying yes to the opportunities as they arise, and that's just what Trem and I are doing. It's more challenging now, being so many miles apart. But what we've both agreed is that the story and the message that 'Just My Friend' shares is part of our live's missions. Even when it's challenging and might not always make sense, in my heart it's important to say yes to what matters most. This is one of those things.
Along with sharing our own story through our presentation, I am so excited that I'm also now able to share the stories of other parents who have walked a similar path to mine! In the last months I have had the great honour of writing the book 'Family Matters' in collaboration with 'In the Company of Friends' parents and 'Innovative Life Options'. That project of the heart is now in printed form, and the hope of all of us that were part of this is that the sharing of our stories will ease the journey of other, newer parents who walk this path alongside us. The book includes a chapter about Shane that I hope will inspire, just as all the other wonderful people highlighted in the other chapters continue to do in sharing their own, unique journeys!