Archive for the ‘Life’ Category

I can’t believe that my baby girl has been gone for a week already. We couldn’t wait until the Friday to put her to sleep. On Thursday afternoon she started to breathe through her mouth, struggling to get oxygen. The way she looked and acted, she was letting us know that she was ready. There […]

When Is The Right Time To Die?

Posted: 9th September 2010 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life
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I am about to lose a very close family member. She’s been in my life for 10 years. She was supposed to be able to live another 5-10 years, but an illness is cutting that time short. As I sit here typing this, I’m sadly counting down the hours that I have left with her. […]

Why is it that it seems like most people in Ottawa are blatantly ignoring the no using a cellphone while driving law? Every time I’m behind the wheel, even if its only to run an errand 2 minutes away, I always see at least one person talking on a cellphone while driving. Its not just […]

It’s A Boy (Part 2)

Posted: 17th July 2010 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life
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Her water having been manually broken, my wife jumped to the bathroom, in major pain, and demanded that they get an anesthesiologist there immediately to give her an epidural (she also had a few choice words for me and the nurse). It only took about 15-20 minutes for the anesthesiologist to get to the room, […]

It’s A Boy!

Posted: 5th July 2010 by Luc "Sandman" G. in Life
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At 21:28 on June 23rd 2010, my wife and I’s lives were changed forever. Our first child, Nicolas Larry Jacques Gareau, was born, weighing in at 5 lbs 7 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches. The birth did not at all happen as we thought it would, but the end result was more than worth all […]