Author Archives: saussi77

Isolation

As schools across the country wind down for the summer, parents everywhere are lamenting their children’s loss of normalcy. Children and teachers alike are distraught that they were unable to say goodbye face-to-face, unable to hug their friends as they … Continue reading

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A Vision of the Future

When Gracie was younger, she would bristle at being called “blind.” She would adamantly reject the term, saying instead that she could see just fine. Although she was born with only about 10% of normal vision, it was all she’d … Continue reading

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Attrition

The fall of 2019 was a difficult time. In late August, Grace came home from school one day with a red and swollen thumb. Due to the redness and heat, we started her on antibiotics, but the thumb didn’t improve. … Continue reading

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Find us on Facebook!

After six years of blogging, I finally created an Amazing Gracie Facebook page. Better late than never, I suppose! Please like and follow the Amazing Gracie page. Thanks!

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Pandemonium and Paradox

As I write this, the world is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all in the throes of it, experiencing every emotion—often in the same day. In Colorado, we have been on lockdown since mid-March. Since I am now a … Continue reading

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Vocation

It has been exactly two weeks since my last day of employment. Since then, I have done a lot of cleaning, spent time with all the kids, helped out at Chad’s office, and had some job interviews. I haven’t heard … Continue reading

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The Universe Provides

When Jackson and Gracie were born, I had no trouble finding child care. For Jackson, we interviewed a few in-home daycares and picked the one we felt best about. We ended up switching to a different one after a few … Continue reading

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Happiness

Elliot is 8 months old today! He is the best baby ever. I truly have never met a baby as calm and easy-going as he. His smile is always at the ready, and he is friendly to pretty much everyone … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Working Mother

Just when it feels like things couldn’t possibly get worse, Grace gets gangrene. I found it last night – the tell-tale purple finger. She has been “off” for a few days, but I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. A … Continue reading

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When the World Ends

Oh, you know when the world ends I’m going to take you aside and say Let’s watch it fade away, fade away And the world’s done Ours just begun It’s done Ours just begun I never thought that I would … Continue reading

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