Out of the Darkness
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Out of the Darkness

It’s been a while since I’ve written.  Trying to find my way back.  I’ve been struggling to find time and energy to put “pen to paper.” The last 3 years have been a huge, long, dark time for our family.  Depression hit our family hard.  Not me- well, not the hardest.  Of course, if you … Continue reading

Feeling It
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Feeling It

Feeling it.  It being that painful, deep in the gut feeling that parents of special needs children get when we lose another child from our support groups.  You know it’s possible, you know it will come at some point, you wish to heck it will not be YOUR TURN.  You are brought to your knees, … Continue reading

How Do You Know?
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How Do You Know?

How Do You Know? Recently, in the whirlwind of doctor’s appointments, a doctor, who doesn’t know Sophie well and only sees her for a brief amount of time, stopped me in my tracks with the simple question, “How do you know she understands you?”  I haven’t been asked this directly in many years, and if … Continue reading

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As She Turns 20…

Wow. Today, December 28, 2013, Sophie turns 20.  Was it really 20 years ago that I held this mystery child in my arms for the very first time? What a celebration for our hearts as friends and family eagerly awaited this child along with us.  We had already struggled through many miscarriages, hopes dashed, and … Continue reading

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Pausing to Breathe

I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend a long weekend at a Breathe the Change Retreat in upper Minnesota.  It was gifted to me by a good friend that knows my life doesn’t give me much opportunities to spend time on myself, to pause.  A last minute decision and a logistical nightmare, sometimes the world … Continue reading