Health Care — 5 Minutes for Special Needs — Page 2

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Ordinary Acts, Extraordinary Love

My girls have been in school a few weeks now, settling in- despite the challenges- two weeks of record Arizona heat, new classrooms, new schedules and the same old pressure to eat snack, eat lunch, drink water and do their best work.  Two different schools, two different nurses offices’ stocked with medicine and strategically planned driving routes to include both schools and a quick commute to / from work. We are all doing the best we can, and achieving more than we even realize.

We have set routines, schedules and some pre-packing we do the night before; lunch boxes, snacks and backpacks.

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Waiting for Treatment

I want to write to you to tell you all the positives that can come from special needs, or rather, what we learn and how we grow as individuals raising children with special needs. I want to give inspiration rather than sorrow, the promise of a rainbow after the clouds. But I can’t. Not because I’m swallowed with sadness, I’m not, but because I’m confused.

We’re at a point where I know what to do, yet don’t know what to do. It’s an odd place to be. J has good days where his articulation and ability to have conversations is surprising, making me take a step back.

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V E N T I N G !!!

Venting present participle of vent. 1. Give free expression to (a strong emotion). 2. Provide with an outlet for air, gas, or liquid.

Today I need to let off some steam. That’s because I am so very disappointed with the State of Minnesota legislature who recently passed a new budget (after an extended state shutdown and political in-fighting) that cuts services to people with disabilities. Spending is out of control at both at the national and state levels … but what irks me is that our “leaders” choose to target those who are least able to fight for themselves. They don’t have powerful lobbying groups.

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