questions and answers

Hearing Bren’s voice again and seeing that face was magical, a soothing soul balm that was very much needed as we negotiate a world he wouldn’t recognise.

My Ironman

19 years ago Bren crossed the finish line of the Australian Ironman race for the first time. It was held in beautiful Forster, on the Mid North Coast way back in the day. Finishing this race then and now, is a feat in itself – and as I write this, I imagine legends are still…

22 Day Push Up Challenge

Every now and then I’m quick enough to catch my husband doing his thing on video. Today it was day 1 of the 22 day push up challenge that he is participating in on facebook. Below you can read his fb comment on the reason why he is participating. Brendan Maloney:  “This challenge holds a deep…

We Think We Have Time

Then and Now The feature photo with this post is a collage of photos taken in the Easter School Holidays. It was March 2014. They are a profound set of images depicting our calm before the cancer storm. We looked to be and felt like your average family. We were relaxed, happy and at the…

Handyman

You know rego is just around the corner when you see the husband sitting under the car instead of in it! Some jobs may take longer these days, and sometimes even longer to recover from – but that doesn’t stop a good handyman. Obviously from post picture – no seated job is too large or…

April Update

As the year hurtles along at a pretty fast pace. I cannot believe the school holidays are over. We have enjoyed a relaxed couple of weeks. Staying close to home – we spent time at the beach, had some fun at Inflatable World and hung around the house, taking things easy.  Managing Brendan’s cancer at…

Brendan Gets Commando Fit Pt2

The Story of Us: March 2016  is one year to the month from Brendan’s right leg – above knee amputation. In this footage he is enjoying his first full training session (outside his own backyard) with none other than Steve Willis, better known as The Commando from Australia’s The Biggest Loser. (Brendan is usually his…