I’m jealous. There, I said it. I’m jealous of other families that don’t struggle like we do I am jealous, I’m not proud of it. I am a green eyed monster. There are lots of things that make me jealous. Things that you probably haven’t given a thought to. I’m jealous that you can go … More I Am Jealous. There, I Said It.
Sometimes I get it all wrong when I’m parenting my daughter with special needs. When Jaycee is refusing to leave the van because I have parked somewhere different at church, I don’t always know what to do. When she drops to the floor and won’t move because she’s done shopping, I feel myself getting red with … More What I Learned From a Sweater
As parents, we wouldn’t trade our kids for the world. We fall in love with our children from the moment we see them. But, as many know, parenting is never as perfect or as pretty as the advertisements or books have us tricked into thinking. There are always ups, downs, tears and trials along with … More Making Time for Family with a Special Needs Child
I realize this may be one of the most controversial posts I have ever written. It has taken me months of writing, stopping, coming back, re-writing and I’m still not positive it’s perfect. But it is my heart. Every fiber of my being burns with passion over this topic. I want to share with you … More Why You Should Not Welcome My Special Needs Child to Church
Do you ever sit and watch other people’s children when playing, and think to yourself, “ugh, there’s always one kid who has to spoil it for the others?” I did. I’d always tut at the child who was climbing up the slide, or I’d roll my eyes at the one who knocks down the beautiful, tall tower that … More I Can’t Believe My Kid is That Kid
“Mom! Mom!”My daughter’s voice startled me as she screamed and bounded up the stairs. “Mom!” she shouted again and again. Was she excited or was she terrified? Yelling is out of character for her so I quickly set my computer aside and stood up as she hurled into my room. She’s in her third year … More Why Getting a “C” Feels More Like Getting an “A”
So, we’ve done it. Our beautiful little girl has her diagnosis. The wait to see CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) was too long and the whole family was suffering. The ripples were being felt every waking minute so we decided to pay for a private consultation. For us, the benefit of knowing what we were … More Mixed Emotions: The Guilt of Diagnosis