Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thankful

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things we are grateful for. I have so much – I am grateful for my two beautiful kids and my steadfast husband. I am grateful for our two old dogs and our … Continue reading

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Packing

We are going on a road trip tomorrow. We are going to drive to my sister’s house so we can spend Thanksgiving with her family. My parents will also be there – it’s sure to be a great time for … Continue reading

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Advocate

One of the things about being a special needs parent that you don’t hear about right away is how you have to become your child’s advocate. You know your child best, so you know when something is not right, and … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

Well, $#!+. We got some bad news today. About a month ago on a Friday, Gracie’s hand mysteriously became swollen. I had put her glove on at 10 am and the hand was fine. I took the glove off at … Continue reading

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Independence

Yesterday, Jackson asked a question that stopped me in my tracks. While in the car with me and Grace, he asked if Gracie would have to live with me forever. I froze — Grace did, too. I carefully chose my … Continue reading

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Breakups

I’ve said it before, but this whole thing with Gracie’s former school feels like a bad breakup. Although I’m glad we are no longer dealing with the drama, I’m still reeling from the trauma. I feel sad that it ended, … Continue reading

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Exercise

As I explain to friends and family my perspective about what happened with Gracie’s school, I am picking apart all my actions, wondering if I did the best thing or the right thing or the wrong thing. And so, as … Continue reading

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