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When your child is a burden...
After three years our Max has racked up enough “serious”
diagnosis that we can comfortably say that he will probably need some sort of
assistance well into adulthood. Maybe forever. Only time will tell exactly how
independent he can be, but we have low expe...
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11 years old, part A
Dear Annie When I sit down every year to write your birthday letter I always
struggle to find the words to tell you how great I think you are. This year isn’t
much different. But if I had to pick a word for you, I’d pick joy. You’re just
a joy to have, a jo...
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Staring down Tsunamis
You may or may not have been following the housing saga that
our family embarked in last summer. If not, let me just summarize by saying it
was three months full of wave after wave of the uncertainty of transition. Leading up to the anticlimactic day that w...
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New digs
We did a little redecorating around here. Did you notice?
All the stuff that blogger would let me change has been changed. I was sort of sick of the last design. I put it together
when we were adopting. When I was trying to figure out what I really wanted t...
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Receiving a new diagnosis for your child can be a chink in any parent's armor.
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Standardized testing, Common core, and what really matters. It's not what you think.
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When your child is a burden...
After three years our Max has racked up enough “serious”
diagnosis that we can comfortably say that he will probably need some sort of
assistance well into adulthood. Maybe forever. Only time will tell exactly how
independent he can be, but we have low expe...
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the expectation gap...
So last week I shared a bit with you about how we were
willing to face multiple layers of disaster in the name of obedience in
relation to our housing situation. And the elation we felt when the situation
worked itself out in our favor; even though the resu...
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when the reality of church politics rears its head in a fictional setting...
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a letter to the birthday boy
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What happens when your head and your heart have a shouting match.
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To celebrate his 10th birthday, the third one with his forever family...
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Have her in circles
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Tony Rydman's profile photo
Cathy Alexander's profile photo
Kamal Hussain kamal's profile photo
Tony Pisano's profile photo
TheRoadMRCC's profile photo
Maureen Metzger's profile photo
Mariam Ahmad's profile photo
Tracy Gilliland's profile photo
Someday Mama's profile photo
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