Happy new year!
It’s been a long time between posts on this blog. In May 2019 my life was turned upside down when my five year old daughter was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
It is been a long 7+ months. There have been countless days and nights in hospital, lumbar punctures, a LOT of chemo and other medication, blood transfusions, tests, and other procedures.
We’ve had to relocate to live near the hospital for many months and Novalie missed half of her first year of school, among other things. Novalie is doing well but the treatment for her type of leukaemia is long so will not be finished until late 2021.
Prior to Novalie’s diagnosis, I was working on a couple of blog posts that were nearly done. I know I shouldn’t have these sitting in my drafts if they might be useful to you or your students. So you’ll see them soon.
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Up until May 2019 I was quite dedicated about posting twice a month. Having a goal kept me accountable. I’m so much more about “going with the flow” these days as things can change by the minute or hour now. So we’ll see how often I post throughout this year.
As always, I hope to help you while learning from and with you. That’s what this blog has been about since I started back in 2008. Hey, I guess that means I’ve been blogging in three decades now!
2019 has been a crazy year, an unexpected year, and a year we’ll never forget, however, we have a lot to be grateful for. Just one of the positives has been the way members of my PLN, many who I have not even met, have reached out to me with thoughts, prayers, well wishes, stories, and even gifts. It’s very touching and brings to life the power of an online community.
May 2020 be a year of joy and positivity for us all!