Kevin’s been trying to get me to buy fewer books and be a better customer of our library. It’s been a good stretch for me but failed miserably with this book. I’ll be buying it. I’ve read this book in small pieces. Often times so overwhelmed that I had to put it down. Other times … Continue reading A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir by Kurt Eichenwald
If my life had a soundtrack I believe the song “Everything Changes” from Waitress would be heavily featured. The first part that truly speaks to me goes like this: “Today’s a day like any other But I’m changed I am a mother Oh, in an instant And who I was has disappeared It doesn’t matter, … Continue reading Everything Changes
Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13. Thirteen is supposed to be the start of teenager-dom. It’s supposed to be about navigating friendships, big emotions, limits, learning, taking steps toward independence. We should be a year away from teaching her to drive. For us though 13 will be very much like 12, 11, 10 and the years … Continue reading Grace turns thirteen tomorrow. 13.
On Wednesday nights I take Grace to church. She participates in the jr. high ministry program. (Seriously…jr. high ministry…hardly seems possible). We were there last week. Grace and I were in the front row. We were with the other kids in her special needs class and all the 6th graders. It was “Ask the Pastor” … Continue reading Real Love
Last week at this time Kevin, Grace, Graham, and I were just home from a family camp that serves special needs families. As part of the programming, the mom’s were all pulled together for some focused time. In that time there was a comment made about the club of special needs motherhood. Some of the … Continue reading Welcome to the club