Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sometimes Saying Nothing is Best

It was about 10:30 this morning when I was sitting at my desk and realized today was picture retake day at school.  Matthew missed the first round of pictures as he was in between schools so I was glad he’d … Continue reading

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44 Years After “I Do”

Mom and Dad were married 44 years ago yesterday.  Mom was 21 and Dad was almost 21.  Wow.  Do you know how hard it is to think of my parents as being that young?   When they were married for 20 … Continue reading

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Yikes!

Mike was back to work today after 12 days vacation.  Matt had to be at the hospital for 9:00 and Marcus had to be dropped off at Nanny’s before that.  Back to solo mornings. I set my alarm clock last … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Forget…

With the day-to-day dealings of Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, and a Nonverbal Learning Disorder I often forget that Matthew deals with another challenge, as well. When Matt was 5 years old he spent five days in hospital with pneumonia.  During his … Continue reading

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The “Other” Firefighter

I wrote this poem many moons ago ~ probably close to 20 years ago now.  It was originally written as a tribute to my Dad and Mike who are but only two members of my family that are firefighters.   … Continue reading

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Count to Ten

I absolutely love my 2 boys with all my heart even though since I got home from work I’m about ready to give both of them away ~ and not necessarily to the highest bidder.  Is there a full moon … Continue reading

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They Can Smell Fear

Pulling up to the school tonight to drop Matthew off at his first dance of the year he stated that “the nerves were kicking in.”  His buddy wasn’t going he didn’t think but that didn’t stop Matt. When he was … Continue reading

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Wanna-Be’s

Anyone who knows me will remember a period of years from way back when I was in elementary and junior high school that I was picked on and teased relentlessly.  That’s was it was called back then.  In today’s terms … Continue reading

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Our loss? Or a Blessing in Disguise?

In January of this year it became quite apparent that something had to change regarding Matthew’s educational world. Long story short, his primary educators at the school level claimed to know what Matthew needed.  Mike and I disagreed and made our points very well … Continue reading

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The Honeymoon’s Over…

…or so I thought.  Matthew got in the van after school today with a face on that would stop a clock.  Here we go, I thought.  Reality has set in.  School is school, regardless of where he is.  He informed … Continue reading

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