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Elizabeth is now done with her college program until it resumes in the fall so she and I were having a nice day off together last week.  We went to lunch, did some errands and she wanted to get an ice cream which we did.  She wanted to go and sit outside with it at the small park across the street.

We were enjoying the nice spring day and talking together when an errant bubble flew by our heads, then another and another so Elizabeth turns around to find the source of the bubbles and we see a mom blowing bubbles to the delight of her baby who is sitting up in his stroller.

We watched this for a bit and Elizabeth says ” I really do love bubbles!”

This brought back some nice memories of times on the driveway when she and Michael chased down bubbles they made. Read the rest of this entry »

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I was reading some posts on a social media the other day and one of them caught my eye.  It was about someone crying at their child’s IEP meeting and in the post, the author  asks if others had done this too.

The responses were numerous and similar in that many answered yes.

I felt such comradery as I read the post because I know many a time I held back tears at an IEP meeting or school conference.  Sometimes the threat of tears came from frustration, other times it was sadness and other times it was because I felt overloaded. And sometimes it came from the feeling of time passing and seeing how much Elizabeth still needed to do to “catch-up”

Suffice to say,  I understood what the author of the posts was feeling and asking about. I understood how much you just need to hear something positive or encouraging or even have someone come up along side of you to support you, be that literally or via social media.

So I thought maybe I would share a bit of a story to tuck away for when you might need that good thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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