Be Extra Vigilant

 

This is the letter I wrote to the Principal of my autistic child’s school… please be extra vigilant to what your children are watching on television and the internet… 

 

I’m trying to comprehend what would make a six year old child, perhaps almost seven… nonetheless in Grade 1, place a substance in another child’s water bottle… with the intention of harming them!

I cannot fathom what would make a child who is merely innocent supposedly, using the words “making a potion to kill Sergio” at such a young age… As any parent, if it were their child, they would be livid! After speaking to Esko and Ameya ( I apologize if I wrote down her name wrong), they were kind enough to let me know what Maya S said… All the planning that was taken place… that is not appropriate for a six year old to do! 

Do you want to know what the strangest part of this is…. that yesterday my son did not have his dinner because he said his tummy was hurting and sadly I brushed it off, thinking that he was just making it up because soon bedtime would be approaching or he would be missing his favourite cartoon show! How do we know this hasn’t happened yet? Truly no one knows but the perpetrators really…

As if that isn’t heartbreaking enough, being autistic and this happening to you, but having it done by your best friend as well! So I guess that old adage is right, “with friends like these who needs enemies!’. Andreus and Sergio were like two peas in a pod, but I did correct myself when I said were! 

Something has to be done… and talking will not be enough… This isn’t like kids will be kids… one pushed one and the other pushed back… this is a serious issue and has to be dealt in that matter! They have to be suspended a day or two so they see how serious it is to place substances on other people’s water! Talking is not enough… talking about killing shouldn’t be in a child’s vocabulary! One thing that I regret was tearing up a paper that I received from Maya S before the Christmas Break which she wrote down things that weren’t so nice about Sergio… again I brushed it off! 

It’s really not fair that I have to keep Sergio in tomorrow and probably even Friday to give him time to digest everything and hopefully forget about while they go to school and get a slap on the wrist…

We would like a copy of everything documented and if nothing is done then I have no other choice but to go to the police because really that is what I should of done today! I’m not doing it only because I have faith in your team and that at least their poor choices will give them a consequence so that in the future they’re won’t be anymore copycats… This is very serious… it could have harmed my son and for that I am taking him to the doctor to get checked out tomorrow! 

Just last month there was a woman that was being poisoned by her co-worker at the Bay with Lysol… and she got fired and charged and young kids do this which is equally serious and alarming… talking is not enough in this situation! They have to feel the impact they’ve caused whether they realized it fully or not! 

This is a safety issue… How are we supposed to feel safe at work knowing that our child could be poisoned or seriously hurt! 

Thank-you for your time and understanding with us… we appreciate it… just like we know it may be very difficult for you too and we understand your tough position! We just want this to be dealt as a serious issue that it is! 

Lara and Sergio Maria 

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It’s Never too Late

As the year is slowly coming to an end… most likely we didn’t see the time pass by! It’s like we started this year and now we are getting ready to prepare for the next one that’s about to come! Where has the time gone?

As I reflect back… this year has been full of surprises! Some good and some not so good! Some filled with laughter and many filled with tears! Although it’s coming to an end, have you accomplished all that you set out to do back in January? Did all your nights be spent doing the things needed to lead you into the right direction?

Perhaps you needed an extra push and motivation…. Whatever the case, you still have some days before things start to really take a toll. Life is busy! You are busy. We are busy! Occasionally we get distracted from time to time, by people, circumstances, electronics, tiredness that we leave our to-do list on the back burner thinking we’ll have more time, but will we really?

Everyday we are given another day to work on our goals… but somehow things get forgotten and so life passes! But it’s never too late! ❤️

Keep the Faith

Obstacles appear out of nowhere at times to make you aware of your capabilities. They are there to test your perseverance. We are all so much stronger than we realize!

 

Everything comes with a price and a lesson. At times we stay stuck on the obstacle that we don’t see the opportunity that awaits us. It may be hidden but if we are open and aware, we can find a solution and the strength that we’ll need to overturn any problem.

 

Sometimes it’s the hard lessons that we must take to get through to another level of our existence… Whatever you do, don’t give up! Keep your faith the highest when it’s at its lowest!

 

A loss of a job will allow you to reflect on your options of starting a business. A sickness will allow you to take better care of yourself and keep believing in getting better with the proper nutrition and medication so that you overcome your sickness and be an advocate for others! A death in the family will allow you to heal with time and perhaps start a Legacy honouring your loved one! A broken heart of an end to a relationship will allow you the time to finally be in a relationship with yourself, doing the things you love and improving for you and nobody else.

 

Anything can be achieved with the proper mindset and faith!

 

Keep the Faith!

Everything Will Come to You

I’ve been asked, how do you stay positive when inside your broken…. I am broken inside! I don’t know if I’ll ever be whole again… Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever be! That’s quite alright with me… because it’s a sign that the void that I feel with the loss of my father has not been filled! It never will no matter how much time passes and who comes into my life!

The pain will never go away… no matter if people say that time will help… time only helps you learn to cope with the pain of losing someone that meant the world to you! You will never forget the person! What you have to hold onto are the memories you shared… the laughter and even the tears at different times of your life! 

You just have to look for ways that are constructive and will help you on your new journey! We are all here to assist one another in making the process of living a wonderful experience, even when we lose people along the way, they are still with us!

It’s quite alright to ask for help! It’s quite alright to not have everything figured out! Your answers and inspiration will come to you when they are supposed to come to you! Everything has a timing, even when we don’t understand it! Even if we don’t agree with it!

I do a lot of meditation and read a lot of books but my main source of inspiration and positivity comes from up above! 

No matter what your beliefs are… find your source, your inspiration and pray! You will see that at the right time, everything will come to you! 🙏

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Never stop looking up 
Never stop reflecting, questioning, and dreaming. There’s so much to learn about and so much we can achieve in this life 🌎 It all starts with YOU! 
There’s something about the sky…makes you wonder about everything that’s truly huge making us really small but we get bigger every time we grow!

IMG_6672Good Morning… The first thing to remember is that you received another day! Be grateful! Another day to fulfill your destiny! Another day to shine bright! Another day for a fresh start to make things right! Don’t focus on what you don’t have but rather on what you do! You really have a lot to be grateful! ❤️️

Being Called Mom Is My Greatest Blessing <3

That’s when you know you did something good/right in your life! Very Blessed! Very grateful to God, despite my mistakes he let me be a mother! Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms out there, in this world and the other! You’re never forgotten!

#happymothersday

IMG_6240Everything that has happened to you, good and bad, has brought you exactly to this moment! You are very important! This moment is all you have to be truly happy and to make your dreams a reality! Don’t wait for the perfect day to be happy! The Universe needs more people like you! 💫👏✨🌟

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Sometimes you have to take a step back, sit down and just take a look at your surroundings. Take a look 👀 at the people that truly are there for you. See the ones that bring out the best in you and get rid of the ones that seem to challenge you. Not everyone will be cheering for you! Not everyone will inspire you to keep going when you feel like throwing in your towel! If you ever feel those moments trying to kick in just remember you are unique. There is nobody like you in this magnificent Universe! They threw away your mold when you were created! You are one of a kind! Remember to treat yourself with the same amount of respect, care and kindness that you treat somebody else that holds a key part in your life! If someone doesn’t have enough courage to carry on with you on your toughest times then they shouldn’t be with you on your brightest! 🍀✨

Making Memories

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I usually like all seasons. I choose to adapt to my surroundings, I guess it’s not by chance that I was born a Pisces, as a fish 🐟 adapts to all kinds of fishbowls except for land of course, but there’s something about Autumn 🍂 that keeps me wanting more… Maybe it’s that cool 😎 breeze that’s felt and nothing that a warm sweater can’t cure! It’s not too cold and not too warm… Or maybe it’s those vibrant colours… those lovely oranges, reds, browns, yellows… the transition of change that green 🍃 goes through is a fenomenal act of Nature and our creator from up above… During this time of year, a normal trip on the subway 🚋 can fascinate you while you see the beauty that lies outside. If it gets a little breezy, now you can finally have some of that delicious 😋 hot chocolate 🍫 and pumpkin 🎃 pie! This is always a great time to go with the family 🍎 picking or pumpkin 🎃 picking as Halloween 👻 is around the corner. There are always many artistic exhibits just waiting to delight the spectators. If music 🎶 is more your thing than newer seasons come out in the fall, so don’t forget to keep an eye out for orchestra concerts, musicals or 💃. There are various fairs to go to during this season and you will always find one ☝️ that fits along the lines of what you like. Just the other day we took the kids to the Pumpkin 🎃 fair which they ❤️ … so much that we couldn’t come back home 🏡 without a pumpkin 🎃. What was hard was finding the right one… who would have thought 💭 that a five year old and a three your old would be so picky? Our next fair will be the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair… the kids love seeing the animals and get extra excited 😊 when they see the horse 🐴 and dogs 🐶 shows…The important thing is making memories. Taking pictures! Building a traditions that can be carried on throughout generations and that’s what we continuously do when we can. Sometimes its not easy with small kids but we try and don’t give up! Happy Fall!!! ❤️