For months I'd been telling my youngest daughter that I wouldn't even think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving she asked me what I'd like to get for Christmas. I paused, trying to really think of an answer to the question. Eventually I lied and told her that I didn't know. I did know what I really wanted that night. I just couldn't tell her. I wanted a Continue Reading >>
Verses to Cling to After the Diagnosis
For many parents summer time means a break from the pressures of school. For parents of children with special medical or educational needs, summer doesn't necessarily mean that there will be a break. Often summer picnics take a backseat to yet another round of labs, another therapy session, or sometimes new specialists running new diagnostic tests. About a month ago I spent a morning sitting in Continue Reading >>
Feeling a Little Alone?
Sometimes, I feel a little alone. I'm having a rough day, and I wonder if other moms are struggling too. Am I the only mom who sees broken slats on a kitchen chair and remembers the day her teenage threw it across the room in a fit of rage? Am I the only mom who thinks she's going to scream hysterically if her eight year old asks, "Why?" one more time? Am I the only mom who goes to bed feeling Continue Reading >>