Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In the beginning....


When I decided to blog I wondered where could I even start and decided the beginnning was the most logical place to start.. I think back to the years before the Munchkin came into our lives and wonder what guided me to leave my office job of 12 years and get out of the "Big Smoke". I packed up my life and headed off into the hills with all my worldly possessions, my two children, one cat and one dog...

We landed and settled in our new home and the kids were making friends and happy in their new school. Everything was peachy bar one thing... a job. I trawled the papers and went to numerous interview to no avail. One day, while searching the job listings, I spotted a small ad looking for "An energetic and kind person required to play with 4 year old autistic boy". I'm not sure what kept drawing me back to this ad but I eventually rang the number and spoke to the parents who arranged for me to come over for a chat. I worked and fell in love with this little boy for the next two years. His parents sent me on ABA/VB courses and every other course that was available in Ireland and I was embraced as part of their family. It was heartbreaking when they left Ireland and I still miss my little friend to this day. I decided when he left not to take on another teaching post as had just remarried and was now expecting a baby. Exciting times..... Life was good and the future looked bright.

6 comments:

Hammie said...

What an amazing start. I can't wait to keep reading!!

clairehawkins said...

wow, great start. congrats. keep them comin xxx

Joeys mum said...

wow wow wow!!!! you are ace !!! fair play about the little boy with ASD, THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON EH???

Jean said...

you're ace at this!!!! i'm dying to read the next instalment xxx

grufalomum said...

Hey Petunia - congratulations you have popped your blogger cherry - WELL DONE U.

Look forward to reading regular updates on the ongoing - ons in chez munchkin :))

good woman yerself xx

Petunia said...

Thank a million for all your lovely comments girls :) xx

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