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Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

When I was a young mom, I was not naïve; I knew that life has it ups and downs.  I expected a Merry-Go-Round, and got a Roller-Coaster. I thought that my life would go up and down, up and down, in gentle expected cycles of highs and lows.  I...... Read More

I want to be honest, but can I?

I want to be honest, but can I?

I watched a facebook video the other day that had gone viral.  A brave young mother tearfully shared her feelings about her life caring for her child with autism.  She said, “Some days it is not ok.”  My heart swelled with pride and...... Read More

Sometimes I am sad.

Sometimes I am sad.

There are days when my emotions bubble closer to the surface than other days.  Stories that I hear are more poignant.  Even if they are reports told on the TV by dispassionate newscasters.  These stories prick my heart.  This seems especially...... Read More

Be Brave! Ride the Wave!

Be Brave! Ride the Wave!

I have never been on a surf board, and I am not sure that it will ever happen, but I do like playing around in the ocean.   While the waves are beautiful as they come crashing onto the shore, the ocean is powerful and we need to recognize signs...... Read More

My response surprised me!

My response surprised me!

This week we received a follow-up call from Nicks neurologist. Nicks seizure med blood levels weren’t optimal so he increased one of the doses of one of the meds.  It is a dose Nick has taken before when we would be traveling and he needed...... Read More

What is today’s lesson?

What is today’s lesson?

Some days are hectic and some are relaxing.  Each one carries a potential lesson for us.  It is up to us to ponder, meditate and discover the lesson.  Some of life’s lessons are hard, others are easy.  Some lessons are learned through one...... Read More

Hindsight is really 20/20.

Hindsight is really 20/20.

For the past four months, I have been working on the second draft of the book I am writing about raising Nick.  I have such compassion for the young mother that I was.  I am astounded at the things that I have been able to do over the years.  I...... Read More

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Another friend’s husband has just lost his job.  Arden and I have been helping Nick learn to deal with the side affects of increasing his seizure medicine to avoid seizure...... Read More

Keep on going, and going, and going.

Keep on going, and going, and going.

I was chatting this morning with a mom who’s 16-year-old daughter has the same syndrome as our Nick.  She said that just when she thinks that she can’t do anymore, then somehow she keeps on going, just like the Energizer Bunny. I have...... Read More

Stop and smell the roses!

Stop and smell the roses!

Every once in a while we all need a break from our typical routine.  When I was a young mom, a wise man told me that “A change was as good as a rest.”  We all look forward to our scheduled vacation time.  However, if we are...... Read More

When things go south.

When things go south.

We have all had those days.  They start out great, amazing in fact.  And then somewhere in the middle, a crisis rears its ugly head.  Sometimes we are caught completely unawares and other times we know “the particular event” is...... Read More

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