Is Normal what we really need?

(written 1999 There was my baby daughter, stuck in a well body with a ravaged brain. A baby brain – a relatively undifferentiated brain, one that had the potential to heal itself in ways that adult ones cannot. A quickly developing neurological system. Why was...

Kathryn Skye – care options

A – IN THE BEGINNING (written 2006 to attempt to get a decent day placement for her) Kathryn, my third child, was born in Brisbane, with an active toxoplasmotic infection, caught in utero, which nearly killed her. Once she was medically stable at about 6 weeks...

Learnings from being Skye/Kathryn’s Mother

(written 1998) Some of this is fairly raw/ more like a journal for me to work out just ‘what was I doing???’ after the dust settled down. STAGE ONE Initially, the awareness that she was not as her brothers in utero, that there was no sense of connection mother —fetus....

Skye Sequel

One Mother’s Journey by Heather Bruce KATHRYN SEQUEL How to write the sequel to the last Skye account? When I am not the one that was? Skye’s mother wrote the story that was printed in Elohim a past issue, twelve years ago. Looking back now, I can see that it was a...

Reflections on Skye’s Life

One Mother’s Journey by Heather Bruce Reflections on Skye’s Life Kathryn Skye was born 15 years ago, my third child. Whilst pregnant, I wondered at the lack of connection I felt towards the growing baby. I knew I my body was pregnant, yet it felt like nobody was at...
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