I am disappointed , “Hayden DOES NOT SUFFER FROM Dwarfism”…..the reporter who wrote this should really sharpen her skills…Does he look like he is suffering?…But what is sad is that this is not the first time and it wont be the last time this happens. I don’t blame the children, because children can be cruel, but children learn by example. In this case the Principle has failed dismally in making a change, he could have changed the mind-set of the children in his school, he could have instilled pride into his students by making them aware of difference , by teaching them acceptance, by putting a stop to ignorance…. he could have done all of this but instead he chose to say that this child does not belong in main stream society, he could have taking 5min of his time to finds out more about this child’s condition on google,  but he said this  the child needs a “school for mentally disabled kids” he needs a “more suitable school”…. and the Western Cape Education Department says “They are aware of the situation”  as if that’s of much help. Does he even know what a bully is? He obviously does not care… as the old saying goes “OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND”, this is why stigmas and ignorance grows How do we expect change to happen when you are left with IGNORANCE  in charge…. What if his child was this little boy?

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Here we come 2015

If there is one thing I want to do in 2015 it would be to keep this blog updated!! Yes I have been bad but hey I have a very busy 8 year old keeping me on my toes… (as well as a 17year old and a 12 year old). I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our followers, all who commented all who shared our post…. EVERYONE!! Thank you for being such a positive source of encouragement. You may be close to home or oceans apart but you are very near and dear to my heart, so lets keep on doing what we do best and keep raising awareness:) Love and Hugs Charms and Leah

By The Way… we are now on FaceBook (raising leah. raising a child with dwarfism in South Africa) go and like us !

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Luke 1: 37

Instead of posting loads of dwarfism anatomy facts, I decided to share some of my favorite verses of encouragement for the month of October. I think each picture captures Leahs personality perfectly; what you see is what you get… Leah is a happy, fun loving little girl, always smiling and affectionate, she is truly an amazing kid!



Hello Winter My Old Friend

It seem like winter has arrived in the Souther Hemisphere…… so while all my Northern Hemisphere buddies prepare for Summer vacation and beach trips, we are unpacking the winter warmers (hoping that they still fit and have not shrunk during their summer hibernation)…. I myself am a summer baby and winter does not really go down so great with me……. sometimes I think its great how bears get to sleep through the winter and I always said if I believed in reincarnation I would love to come back as a bear.

We took some pictures on one of our last sunny days, and the day after these pictures were taken, the heavens opened, we had winds blowing at 60knots and the blue sky has been Grey ever since. At least there is one positive thing about winter that I do like, I get to cuddle with Leah (and hubby) under the fluffy warm blankets and I would not trade that for anthing in the world….. not even a Sunny Summer Day.


And the next day………………………..