It's for these families....#differentisbeautiful Calendar


I wish I could explain what I am feeling right now....I'm just getting home from our #differentisbeautiful Calendar Casting Call & I can't really find the words to describe the pride I have in what we are doing...


I honestly didn't know what to expect - I was hoping more than 3 kids would show up and had other projects to discuss with the photographer to fill in time if it wasn't busy...


What happened though blew me away...


There was a line up of people waiting when I arrived - Shocked.


Families coming all the way from Toronto & Oshawa, Special-Need Workers who follow the blog bringing in clients, dads bringing their kids because moms were working, parents coming with pictures and information because their children couldn't make it and mommas almost as excited as the children themselves...


For 2 straight hours people came and I didn't even have time to take a sip of water...It was that busy...Awesome right? 


The vast amount of differences & diagnoses we saw was eye-opening, amazing & something I'm so very excited to feature in our calendar...



But what blew me away the most, and gives this calendar such purpose was the similarities in each family despite the different diagnoses...

Photos by Eden Grove Photography

I got to spend time, sit & chat and really understand what their child's difference{s} was, the struggle, the constant doc appointments, the therapies, the worry, the treatments, the future prognosis. And well the journey for each diagnoses was different, the core remained the same - The path may have been harder but the love & pride was overwhelming...


The #differentisbeautiful Calendar is for these families...It's to let them share that pride that I got to see today...It's to show them we think their child is outrageously beautiful...It's to honour the hours, days, months they spent in hospitals, doctor appointments, seeing specialist and therapies...It's to stand beside them and pat their backs for a job well done...It's to allow them to shout from the rooftops that their child is special, important, valued and bloody awesome...


I'm so honoured to be putting this together and can't wait for y'all to see the kids who will be involved...


Today my heart was pretty damn happy. 

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous20.8.14

    You made this all possible. We adopted a 8 month old girl, 9 years ago, that has A.D.H.D. & F.A.S.
    We love her with all our hearts. She is busy, inquisitive, always interested in all we do. She truly is a blessing from God.

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