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Special Exposure Wednesday – He Got The Shirt

My cousin sent the boy this shirt:

At least they won’t be as loud as the game right? 🙂

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Faith and Hope and Love.

The thing about faith is that…it’s not transient. You either have it or you don’t. You don’t have to believe in the God I believe in to have faith either. You can have faith in lots of things–doctors, teachers, friends.

To have faith, you have to trust. A lot. Believe. A lot.

So where does that leave us, as special needs parents? We deal with so many things on a daily basis. We put our faith in things we can’t see–the future, IEP goals, health care reform (heh).

There’s no magical devotion or book or lesson that speaks to my situation.

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Special Exposure Wednesday – He Forgot

Mama made Easter goody bags for the boy’s class, to be given out before spring break. Guess what was in his backpack?

Guess the excitement made him forget, 🙂

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Poor Flowers

A little freedom outside + a scissor happy boy = cut flowers:

At least, he did clean them up afterwards.

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As They Grow…

I am the first to admit that March 7, 2007, was one of the toughest days of my life. I sat, holding the baby that only a week prior was declared “mine” in a court of law, while a neurologist told me my son had a diagnosis that changed his life forever.

I felt numb. I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I felt alone.

I bought chocolate. I bought wine.

I had to tell my mom…my best friend…my daughter.

All those years ago, I was sure that getting over the grief and desperation, and finding the point where I felt that I was educated enough to be an advocate was a huge achievement.

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Light It Up Blue

Since April 2nd was “Light It Up Blue“, this was our porch light:

I think I’ll keep this for the rest of the month, 🙂

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Special Schools

This week has been one of those weeks where my emotions have gone from elation to fear to peace—and then back again!

It is time for Jack to head to school. In the past, I was determined that the only way he was going to do school was with me by his side (meaning: home school). I am, however, beginning to understand that there needs to be a break between my son and I.

His power (both physical and emotional) is getting stronger…

 

So, I looked in to schools. The public school near us would be OK, but he would be labeled as “Other Health Impaired” and a list of other things…meaning he would only hang out with the other kids for recess (which he can’t really do much of) and PE (same thing).

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Quiet And Serious

The boy was quiet and serious while playing with his iPod Touch.

Maybe I should just enjoy this while it lasts eh? 😉

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Special Exposure Wednesday – World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day.

Spread the word!

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Planting Flowers

The boy wanted flowers near the front door so he did something about it:

Only thing is, he forgot to transfer the plant too, 😉

*My apologies for not posting last week. I had a bit of an emergency.

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