Even as I read my last post, I cannot believe I have not posted something since WAAAAAYYY long ago.  I am not sure what exactly happened either.  Maybe life stepped in or perhaps our Winter and Spring were so busy that I did not post.  And then, I think every time I went to post, I was feeling like I just did not know where to start to catch-up on all we did and are doing.  And then summer came and so much went on here with graduation of our oldest.  Her getting ready for medical school and moving out.  and of course, Elizabeth adjusting to it all.  But now we are coming out on the other side.  So I am hoping to take a nice deep breath.  And begin posting with some regularity!

I hope all is going well in your world.   And I hope you enjoy the blogs…please let me know if there is ever something you would like me to write about.


Thanks For The Reminder Elizabeth

Basketball, Basketball practice, tutoring, homework, family concerns, therapies, birthdays, workouts, voice lessons, bakery visits and our list goes on.  Trying to figure out what Elizabeth is going to do when her brother has a game 40 minutes away.  Trying to make sure to spend time talking each day.  Trying not to look stressed when all I feel is pressured to be somewhere other than where I am currently.  Even though where I am is somewhere I need to be too!

Our family,  and I am sure your family, is busy.  But sometimes “busy”  just never gets “unbusy” Continue reading

What I Would Not Change

I read alot about special needs.  Treatments, therapies, effects on families.  I read the sad blogs about what could have been and read the more uplifting ones about what good things have happened.  I read posts about what families wish for their special needs child and what they wish they could change FOR their special needs child.  So, truth be told, I read and read and read.   But something I read just recently that made me stop and think.

I am not sure which post it was but it was about the gifts of a special needs child.  As I read this, I thought of the countless times I would say to someone.  “The gift of Elizabeth is…”  or ” Because of Elizabeth, we can…”  So this post got me thinking.  If there are things we want to change FOR our child, to HELP our child, then what are the things we would NOT WANT to change. Continue reading