I was intrigued when I saw an entry addressing typical siblings of special needs kids. It sent a message that I strive to express to my youngest, Bryce. As a parent, there is no way we can keep it even or remotely fair, but we try….hard. In the situation with a special needs child, all… Continue reading Brothers

Helping Hand

It took me years to understand that I didn’t have to do anything alone. Reaching out for help made me feel weak and incapable. So, I plowed through every situation without a lot of grace or dignity, but I got it done…..myself. If I did ask for help, then I felt guilty. I was mentally… Continue reading Helping Hand


Somewhere between, “I don’t have time” and “I’ll do that when the kids are older”, is a blur. The kids are now older and while I don’t have a ton of time, I am more flexible than I was when they were younger. There is an endless list of things I want to accomplish before… Continue reading Jump

Life’s GPS

While I was driving to an appointment, I had put the address in my phone’s GPS. Driving along, it told me to take a right. As the car maneuvered down a gravel road, it occurred to me that this path may not be the right one. With nothing but trees surrounding me, I turned the… Continue reading Life’s GPS


Remember your first day in high school or maybe it was waiting to be picked for that unforgettable game of kickball. That uncomfortable feeling of not being worthy or enough.  Does my hair look okay?  Will they like me?   I am watching my youngest walk through those emotions of uncertainty with his entrance into… Continue reading Positioning


“When the student is ready, the teacher appears,” is the perfect reminder for me that opportunities appear when I my heart is open.   Sometimes, it is a situation that brings me to my knees other times it is a simple nudge that leads me to a solution.  In any case, I have to be… Continue reading Readiness