Monthly Archives: July 2011

Magic Marker Monday — Tinker Toy Sculpture…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back…     The 5-year-old has been tinkering. And he’s very proud of his latest creation……

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Summertime and the Living is Easy

Around here, we have 2 months off every summer.  Well, the kids do, anyway.  The first two weeks of summer, the girls were home with a teenager from two doors down.  They went to swimming lessons everyday and got lots of attention from the babysitter. The third week of the summer, Precious went to her…

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My buddy and me~~

Ok, maybe it dates me that I can remember that tune that played out on television…”My buddy, my BUDdy, My buddy and me can climb up a tree, my buddy and me are the best friends we can be~~ My buddy and me” I wish I could turn the picture for you…but editing isn’t letting me.  Anyway,…

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No Children Allowed!

Have you read this article yet? (I’ll give you a minute…) I’m infertile. Sometimes, I watch people with babies, and I get extremely jealous. Other times, I watch with sheer joy–because a child means life…the future. Because I cannot have children…that doesn’t mean that I want to avoid them at all costs. Also, I don’t…

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Grief

One of my best friends died last Friday. When I say friend, I don’t mean the “girlfriend” type of friend, more the “mom away from mom and grandmother type figure to my kids” kind of friend. Needless to say I am still reeling, as are all of the other people who knew her and loved…

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Unconditional Love: Give It … Get It

The gift of love with no strings attached. It is not something that comes easy for a parent. But you can rest assured that if you can GIVE IT then you will GET IT in return.

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You Are Not Invisible

We stand next to the row of tables Women with books clenched to hearts Eager to meet her To ask her familiar scribbles on the inside cover After a speech that touched lives. I stand, joyful, eager to thank her For words that leaped from pages Changed me – showed me – life can be…

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The Words That Matter Most

I remember the exact moment I got the news, when my world stopped and for the moment -nothing else mattered. I remember the way the doctor led us across the recovery room and into the makeshift office of the medical tech I saw scurrying away.  Some guy who, at the doctors urging, left so fast,…

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Why Yes, I DO Celebrate Milestones

No brainer, right? We all strive for milestones in ANY of our children, be it our special needs children or “typically developing” children. In our family, we are pretty big on celebrating milestones, no matter how small. With Lauren, it was obviously different. She was our first. We celebrated MAJOR milestones (or at least major…

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Magic Marker Monday — Angels…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back…     For some reason, this one was in the 8-year-old’s discard pile. But I…

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