Author Archives: chantalthorn

The Day that Changed Everything

October 19th was a big anniversary for me. It was the anniversary of the start of a journey that I understand now will never truly have a final destination. On Wednesday, October 19th of 2011, I woke up and knew … Continue reading

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The Man Under the Tree

September 4th, 2012 The Man Under the Tree There’s been a man sleeping and spending his days under one of the trees in the park beside our house. At night, he goes across the street and sleeps by the door … Continue reading

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We’re Here for a Good Time…..

July 7th, 2012-07 Not a long time….as the song goes. You know, the song. From Trooper? The song is such a Canadian classic that it seems unlikely. However, if by the time you’re reading this you have no understanding of … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

You and Mama spent about an hour in the park today. Let me preface by saying: you’re 17 months old and you’ve been walking since you were 9 months old. So, you’re pretty darn good at it. You’re physical, agile, … Continue reading

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You Cry it Out!

I’ve been paying close attention to you lately. Trying to decide what I wanted to write about next. I told myself when I started writing that I would let you decide what I wrote about. But I don’t believe in … Continue reading

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Bananas and Personal Growth

April 25th, 2012 Bananas and Personal Growth Just this past weekend, you started saying “nana” in clear and obvious connection to bananas. About three weeks ago, you started obsessively saying “Dada” specifically in connection to Dada (And I say obsessively … Continue reading

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I Want you to Want Me…..

April 20th, 2012 Tonight, when I was bathing you, I cried as I watched you take your Thomas the Train train and properly put it in the suction cupped train tracks that adorn the side of our bathtub.  You got the train … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hi everyone I’m hoping that these writings will be the basis of a book (maybe even books) that I will publish some day. Not necessarily for mass consumption, but for Aiden.  I have learned even in the 17 months since … Continue reading

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