Has anyone ever made you feel as though you just didn't quite meet their standards? I witnessed the opposite one day... Through his thin paper mask, I knew he was smiling. Then he began to tease the special needs, young lady. I looked over at her as she had her hands positioned up on the table … [Read more...] about Nail Salon Princess
A heartwarming true story: I was sitting in the beautiful Miami, Florida sun sipping my $6 Starbucks salted caramel white mocha. My husband Vance and I were on vacation. We had walked a few blocks from our hotel on the beach over to the Lincoln Road Mall. Which really isn't a mall but a street that … [Read more...] about When Angels Appear At Cafés
Every day children shuffle into my classroom, and I have a bottle of fairy dust I keep on my desk. Kids want teachers who spread a little sparkle and I ask myself every day, 'How can I be a better teacher?' Clara stood from a distance watching the grade six, girls skipping. I was coming out of … [Read more...] about How Can I Be A Better Teacher?
We were four unlikely people to be standing in a grocery store hugging on a wet and cold winter's day. Friday started early and I had been on the go since the morning and needed to get home to make supper for my family. I had to pick Mom up along the way and thought her and I would scoot quickly … [Read more...] about Hugging Strangers In The Grocery Store
My eyes are heavy Another sleepless night My hair is messy Yawning I fight Coffee is brewing Shuffle to the pot My senses wanting A two espresso shot A brimming cup Of steaming Joe My mind perks up As I let go Saying a prayer I reach for the light He can bear My biggest … [Read more...] about Coffee Mornings
I still remember the day we heard that word... autism. I was numb. What does a mother do with a diagnosis that means there is no hope? My hopes and dreams sat shattered at my feet in a thousand pieces that could not be put back together... Twenty-seven years ago, I was handed a baby that scored … [Read more...] about Autism and the BIG Dream.