Ever hear that phrase, "Stay positive?" Wondering what exactly that phrase meant, I decided to look it up. Here's the definition: "Staying positive means accepting the fact that you're in deep trouble and working towards a plausible solution rather than just sitting and crying over the fact that you're in deep trouble." It all started … Continue reading Staying Positive
Even though Jessica lives in the group home, she comes home on the weekends, usually for two nights, sometimes one. Last Saturday, after I picked her up at the group home, she got in the car and as usual, asked, "Can we go shopping?" But something about the way she looked gave me a bad … Continue reading It’s the same but different.
I just read an interesting article on another blog I am following. It's http://bloom-parentingkidswithdisabilities.blogspot.com, a children's rehabilitation hospital in Canada. I started reading the posts on this blog, one after the other. It felt like I had landed in familiar territory. These were MY people. But let me return to the article. The author was discussing … Continue reading Is everyone chasing normal?
from left to right: Sarah, Jessica, Alia, Lily, and Cathy Sophie's Choice, is the title of a 1979 novel by William Styron, about a Polish woman in a Nazi concentration camp who is forced to decide between which child will live and which one will be sent to the gas chambers. Meryl Streep starred in … Continue reading “Sophie’s Choice”