Today I’ve been helping my Dad and Mum move into their partially built house. No really, partially! These too are absolutely crazy, but also ambitious, hardworking, kind & generous hearted, creative folks. They are far from perfect but I’ve never known anyone so good at proper hard graft as the McClure clan. They’re about to move into a house which doesn’t have a front door, internal partitions, water, electricity, a bathroom or a kitchen (that’s just the start of it). And Dad leaves for Africa to lead teams of young people in serving the community all summer in 4 DAYS. As nuts as this seems it is pretty normal for my folks. Always stretching themselves, sometimes too far but often further than I can imagine is possible. I haven’t yet worked this out for myself. For now I’m just looking at this house my Dad and brother built with their bare hands in less than 6 months and thinking of how proud I am of all their hard work and that unbelievable determination.
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I am a Believer and mum of our wonderfully creative and dynamic (highly functioning) but beautifully autistic school aged boy Levi and our crazy extroverted people person toddler Elsie. I'm a keen advocate of truly honest community parenting. I'm also the wife of a busy active shift worker, Andy. I'm passionate about Horticultural Therapy and Forest School for all, hoping to see many forms of outdoor therapy and learning increasingly accessible for everyone in the future. I spend my spare time (what spare time?) doing voluntary School Gardening at my sons ordinary local mainstream school. We're currently attempting to create a Sensory Garden on a shoe string. I do a bit of craft (not as well as I'd like) including some crochet which people have started paying me for (much to my surprise). I'm currently completing my training as a Lead Forest School Practitioner and balancing parenting my two kids alongside some outdoor therapy work in a local referral unit (or sorts). I'm keen to share conversations with you all on all of these things, and more. Join me on the journey as I dare greatly.