Category Archives: Magic Moments

A Mother’s Love

This is a picture of my mother, taken when she was about 10 years younger than I am right now. My mother is magical. Everyone who meets her loves her, but particularly children. She seems to to always understand and … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Birthday!!

Today my firstborn turns 15. Ugh! I mean, “Hurray!!” He stands 5’10”, just half an inch shorter than me. His voice is deeper and daily his shoulders broaden. It is bizarre to see these changes. This has been a rough year for … Continue reading

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Birthday Memories

Daniel turned 14 yesterday. Wow! 14!  When Daniel was born, my life was bare and pretty desperate. My life was definitely not in the best of circumstances. There was no baby shower or wonderful rejoicing by a large and loving … Continue reading

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Being Loved

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu – There is a man who made this true for me. He married me three years ago today. He has been the most influential person … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Learned Helplessness…

Last night, Daniel’s progress report finally made it into my hands… several weeks late. It was late because Daniel didn’t want me to see it. The news wasn’t all bad. In three classes his grade had actually improved. However, in … Continue reading

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Hope for Daniel’s Dyslexia

In addition to Daniel’s Asperger’s Syndrome, he also has very severe dyslexia. Reading has been the hardest part of his academics by far. His reading teacher worked with him diligently through elementary school. She is now his tutor and has continued … Continue reading

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My Beautiful Son… Seeing My Aspie Son Shine

Daniel is incredibly kind. Empathy is supposed to be a struggle for Aspies. I used to be able to see that clearly with Daniel. However, he also picks up the “rules of interaction” quickly and applies them in ways that … Continue reading

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