But what about the wake – the ripples and waves and spray and foam that toss and tumble about from the path cut by the ferry on this journey of healing through telling my story?
One of the hardest aspects of becoming a parent to a child with special needs is how it greatly affects an existing family dynamic. It has the potential to cause strife, conflict and tension in the closest of families. In many cases this leads to a division in family relationships, hurt feelings, and the dissolution of a support system that is greatly needed.
No matter the root of the conflict, the same cooping mechanisms apply for getting through that very strenuous and painful situation.
The rain patters on the tin roof. I’m wrapped up in a quilt in an Adirondack chair, my second cup of coffee at my feet. The morning air is cool but pleasant. The child next to me keeps crying about everything. How he doesn’t want to sleep, how he wants to go next door, how … [Read more…]
Beauty in the Mess ~ Edition 01.09.14
Our family’s take on the popular poster
It’s been a while, and I really need this post today. January has been a pretty tough month. There was the two weeks of flu…and the sleeplessness…That in itself has taken me through some pretty dark days. And then there is the ongoing stress of my husband’s job situation. He got granted two interviews for … [Read more…]
What can be done when the “Christmas Spirit” is broken? When even the simplest of holiday gatherings brings such stress that my husband cannot function as he should? How do I hold this family together for the rest of the holiday season?
Ezra turns TWO today!!!! The date on the calendar is just mere confirmation of what the last week has obviously shown me…drastic changes are happening in this little life! Almost overnight it’s as though he knows that hitting this milestone means he must now act his age. I won’t call it terrible…but it’s definitely trying! … [Read more…]
It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built. Mary Anne Radmacher January and February have been very full months for our family. Full of ordinary days and ordinary moments. They have been fun and relaxing, but busy as well. Ordinary, busy, relaxing, and beautiful… My husband … [Read more…]
Last night we got to drive up to Springfield, Ohio to see one of my best friends, Maggie, graduate from high school…one of “those friends” who I met via the internet. This was our first time meeting “IRL” (in real life), after knowing each other for two long years in an online FRIENDSHIP!