She is fire-filled words unspoken. She is waiting for her perfect undoing And it will create worlds within her without her. Flames flow through her thinned veins waiting for something to ignite. And when it does she will create worlds of her own.
When you are the parent of a special needs child there are certain things you don’t say aloud for fear of giving others the wrong impression. So we hold them in. And we feel alone. And we feel like bad parents for even having these feelings. What typical parents see is us “just doing it”Continue reading “Things That Aren’t Talked About”
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. John Lennon, Beautiful Boy Between the hours of three through seven-ish, I have a hard time regulating myself. I often feel depressed during these hours. I’ve never understood why. Recently, I had a friend suggest that part of the issue might be thatContinue reading “Things Here Are Different”
Christmas has evolved in my house. It’s not a welcome evolution, but an inevitable one. I’ve watched it’s descent over the past few years, all the while wishing it would take a different exit. But it never does. The evolution is called growing up – the kids, not me. I will forever be a Peter Pan girl, and I hope my boys retain some of that as well.
And amid all the chaos, Thanksgiving rolls on in as if we aren’t in the middle of a global pandemic. Thanksgiving. As in giving thanks for things that have been given. I’m thankful right now for what hasn’t been given to me – COVID-19. As I was cooking for my family I started thinking aboutContinue reading “Grateful versus Thankful”
I’ve been a full-time mom for the past 22 years. One of the most difficult, but rewarding jobs I’ve ever had, and I was a middle school teacher so that’s saying a lot. Recently, I went back to work, and I feel like I’m starting all over again at the age of 53. To sayContinue reading “A New Chapter”
I’ve been entertaining my shadow-self since I was 14. 38 years. The majority of my life. Seems like I would be used to it by now. But I’m not, and I hope I never will be. As a matter of fact, the more complicated life gets (and we are on a roll lately), the moreContinue reading “Me and My Shadow”
Many of you know that I have battled with depression and anxiety for the majority of my time on this planet. And many of you know that I have always been open about my struggles in hopes that my story might help someone. So here I go again. Like it or not, it’s back. ThatContinue reading “Here I Go Again: Part One”
We all have goals we hope to accomplish, both personal and professional. No one is exempt from this desire. For some it may be as simple as wanting to do well in school, or wanting to be a good parent. Others might have loftier goals – goals that require circumstances to align in the perfectContinue reading “Whiner or Winner?”
I had a conversation with my son Jake today. A conversation that I am particularly proud of. It all started out as my usual pep talk. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Jake, let me give you a little background. Jake was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) at the ageContinue reading “What’s Your Story?”