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As I reflect, I realize that despite my best efforts, happiness did not come easy for me. While living with active alcoholism and a child with special needs, my attitude was contingent on other people’s moods.   I did not know how to truly be happy even if those...
The Slip

The Slip

In an effort to be transparent, I need to confess something.   Recently, I found joy in someone else’s misery.  Yes, that sounds mean spirited, spiteful, and most of all, unkind, but I am owning my humanness.   Let me just start out by saying that I am a firm...
Empty Space

Empty Space

There are those moments where I get impatient and want life to speed up.  I want to see where I am going to end it, if my dreams will come true, but mostly, because I lack the ability to just soak up where I am currently residing.   For the last fifteen years, I have...
Puzzle Pieces

Puzzle Pieces

It isn’t a mystery that teenagers can appear to be aliens from another planet.  Bryce certainly fits into this category and after yesterday, I was ready to runaway until he is at least 25.    Not to delve into his story simply because that is his to tell, but I...
From Awareness to Action

From Awareness to Action

October seems to be the month dedicated to be aware.  For me, the last twenty-one years  has been pegged the month for Down syndrome awareness.   For the last twenty years, I have participated by either sharing photos of Bailey via social media with inspirational...