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Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

Most of my life I’ve been embarrassed and ashamed to admit I have Tourette’s. Initially mocked by peers, I quickly learned to hide or camouflage the tics with movements that wouldn’t be recognized as readily. 

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The Vos Family in a greenhouse among poinsettias.
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The Perfect Match

The adoption agency director calmly said amid our excitement, “Just wait, Anna. They think that he might have Down syndrome.” Nonchalantly, I replied, “Oh, Ok.” He kindly encouraged us to take the weekend to think about and pray about our decision.

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Miracles and Pediatric Chaplaincy

Rev. Karen Norris is a pediatric chaplain at Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, AB. She shares about the pain, fear, hope, and unexpected peace experienced by families of children with terminal or severe chronic illnesses.

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Life, Life, and More Life

I was almost born. Actually, I was five months old and in my mother’s tummy. My mother had a test done and when the results came in, a nurse called the house and asked my parents, “So, when will you terminate this pregnancy?”

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The Caregiving Saint

Under stress, caregivers often let their needs slide. At times I feel overwhelmed and resentful, utterly exhausted physically and emotionally. The good news is that our love not only survived but grew deeper. 

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