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Fear

I’ve never been one for horror movies. Although the premise of IT intrigues me, there is absolutely no way I’ll ever watch it. I don’t need to watch scary movies—my mind comes up with plenty of scary scenarios on its own. … Continue reading

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Consequences

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. -Sir Isaac Newton, Newton’s Third Law of Physics Today, class, we’re going to talk about physics. Okay, no, not really – we’re going to talk about microbiology as it pertains … Continue reading

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Unfair

Humans have an internal compass for justice—at least, most of us do. We learn as young children to abhor injustice. As we mature, we learn the unpleasant truth that things sometimes are deeply unjust and beyond our control. Gracie rarely … Continue reading

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To Care or Not To Care

Gracie and Jackson and I did a couple of 5Ks last spring. Although Gracie wanted to participate, she is not physically capable of walking that far, so we would take her stroller and she would ride in the stroller when … Continue reading

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Honeymoon

Chad and I have never had a honeymoon. In fact, we’ve never even had a child-free overnight in the 9+ years we’ve been married. Jackson was born before our wedding—he was a 5-month-old chubby-cheeked baby in our wedding photos—so we … Continue reading

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Hungover

I have used the term “hospital hangover” before. It’s a feeling of being worn down, a little depressed, completely frazzled, and unreasonably exhausted. It takes days to shake the hangover after a hospital stay. The longer and more stressful the … Continue reading

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The White Prison

It’s hard to make plans when you have a special needs child. Their diseases are not predictable, so any vacation/date night/concert plans have to be tentative until they actually begin. Many times over these 6+ years, we have had to … Continue reading

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Hoppy Easter!

Today is Easter, and the kids have been enjoying the day. I mean, who wouldn’t love candy for breakfast, amiright?! Gracie woke up first, at around 6:45. I helped her go to the bathroom, and while we were in there … Continue reading

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Slap in the Face

Most of the time, we barely notice Gracie’s disabilities. They are part of her, and part of our everyday life, and so much part of the routine. Once in a while, though, they reach out and slap us in the … Continue reading

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Fever

You give me fever When you kiss me Fever when you hold me tight Fever in the morning Fever all through the night. I’m wishing I were writing a love song instead of a post about Gracie’s recurring fevers. Alas. … Continue reading

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