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


As I navigate the social media expressway, I peruse the abundance of links posted with fascinating stories that tend to ignite a variety of discussion.   Lots of opinions over politics, animal treatment, and, well, the list is long.    I often wonder how many people actually have all the information.   Just because it… Continue reading Informant


It is a common problem we all have faced.   Dealing with individuals with whom we need to detach from in order to preserve our sanity.    Recently, I have detached (with love or maybe more similar to like) from individuals who I have found not to be trustworthy.   It is complicated indeed, to… Continue reading Detachment

Silent Suffering

There are only a few people in my life who know of the struggle I have had with Fibromyalgia.  It is a painful sometimes debilitating autoimmune disease.  I was diagnosed over 10 years ago after I had weeks of unexplained symptoms.    Clothing was almost unbearable as my nerve endings felt like knives.   When my… Continue reading Silent Suffering