Fighting for Change

Fighting for Change

Writing this post is really difficult, because it plays to one of my worst fears as a parent of a child with special needs.  The timing is ironic, as I literally just sat with a friend in a coffee shop over the weekend and shared this fear….that my daughter, Taylor, will be treated poorly or subjected to verbal or physical abuse, and that I will not know about it. Every parent fears this, but it is most concerning to me because my daughter is nonverbal. She would have no way of telling me what happened.

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Kindness is a Higher Calling

Kindness is a Higher Calling

Chick-fil-A, would you like a review of a recent experience at one of your restaurants?  It would be my pleasure! Anyone who dines regularly at a Chick-fil-A is well aware that these folks know how to provide quality customer service.  It’s a bird, it’s a plane….NO, it’s your local Chick-fil-A worker!!!  Chick-fil-A sends people into the rain and snow to cut down on your drive-thru time, they will walk your food to your table and bring a high-chair for your child, they will ensure you have ample sauce, straws, your beverage is never empty, and your trash is cleared, and respond to your expression of thanks with a cheery “my pleasure.”  They are pretty much A-M-A-Z-E-B-A-L-L-S!

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Third Time's a Charm

Third Time's a Charm

I’m so proud of my girl!  Taylor recently turned three years old and we had an amazing time celebrating her third birthday with family and friends. If I am being completely honest, this is the first of Taylor’s birthdays where I felt truly celebratory. Taylor’s first birthday was not a particularly joyous time for me.  

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Motherhood is Servanthood

Motherhood is Servanthood

Happy Mother's Day!  I can honestly say that I had not even thought about Mother's Day until two days ago and that is only because my husband brought up the (lovely) idea to take me out for nice child-free dinner.  Mothers and fathers deserve to be applauded and acknowledged on their respective days.  Parenthood is a 24/7 job, with few vacations or accolades.

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