Tag Archives: Amazing Gracie

Birthday Girl

Gracie turned 6 a few days ago. We celebrated at home with her favorite dinner—steak, cheesy fiesta potatoes (my homemade version of her favorite Taco Bell delicacy), and strawberries—and enjoyed watching Gracie’s glee as she opened her presents. She didn’t get … Continue reading

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Adaptability

One of Gracie’s greatest qualities is her ability to adapt. She never lets circumstance get her down. She just finds a new way. I remember when she was a baby, when we were first learning that she didn’t feel pain … Continue reading

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Confirmation

When Gracie was just 3, we made a trip to New York to see a doctor. This particular doctor was THE doctor to see for kids who don’t feel pain. She specialized in dysautonomia, or dysfunction of the autonomic nerves, … Continue reading

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The Haps

I wanted to write a post about my little ballerina, who is such an amazing dancer and did so well at her recital Sunday. She knew all the moves; the other girls were looking to her for what to do … Continue reading

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Leader of the PACK

A few days ago, we got a postcard from Gracie’s school, inviting us to an award ceremony. It said, “Your student will be receiving an award.” The next day, Gracie’s kindergarten teacher emailed to let me know she nominated Gracie for a … Continue reading

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Mothers

Several times over the past few days, people have told me what a good mother I am. At the hospital, the ER doc told me I was a good mom just moments after she entered the room. (She actually said … Continue reading

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Ballet, Deux

One of Gracie’s ballet helpers texted me last week to let me know that both she and the other helper would be out of town during ballet. She wanted to know if she should try to find another student to … Continue reading

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