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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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I watched as Elizabeth worked so hard to tell her brother about her day.

She told him in a few sentences about her day.  And I loved watching her do this. But I could see that she was working pretty hard to get it all out.

And  as I watched this, I started to think about how much work her days are.

All day.

Everyday.

I don’t often let it in, these true feelings of how much work her life is.  If I did, I would literally drop to my knees.  Instead, I have adopted the attitude that we can and will do anything.  That we will try hard. That she is succeeding.  That we push her to try each day.

But on the days that I let it in, like this one.  I just start thinking… Read the rest of this entry »

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