“Michele, I was waiting for you to call and tell me what time you needed me to come watch the girls.” This was the voice on the other end of the phone, and it belonged to a dear friend.
” Oh, Chris. John and I decided we would just stay home, you know, it was easier.” My reply lacked strength.
“Michele you know Elizabeth would have been fine with me, we would have had a lot of fun, I even had some fun toys to bring over for us. You really need to let this happen next time!”
” I know…you’re right, but…….. Continue reading
The title says it all…we are the very product of the lives we have lived and are living with our special needs children….for example:
Instead of rejoicing at milestones naturally achieved, we watched our children struggle to make these goals and sometimes not achieve them at all.
While other families attended football games or birthday parties, we would dissect into the smallest bits, just exactly how that game or party could play out, so we could decide if our special needs child could handle it. Continue reading
The start of the 2013-2014 school year….it seems like it was only one minute ago I was walking to the car at the end of the last day of school with an extremely happy seven year old and seeing the smile of Elizabeth as she said “We’re off!”
So much free time, so many fun things to do….summer time!
And now we are labeling school supplies, figuring out what new clothes we need, deciding where the new bus stop will be….school time. Continue reading