We gained something of great worth recently... a new daughter. Somehow, some people tend to think Jazmin is the one who has received the greater good. Jazmin has cancer. Some folks admire us for accepting a girl with cancer into our family, but there's more to this story that people often don't … [Read more...] about Life’s Greatest Treasures.
Have you ever felt trapped, paralyzed, and unable to move? I have! He had me up against a wall, his hand around my throat, his fist pulled back, aiming at my face. He was ready to punch me out! I had offended him. He was always cracking degrading sexual jokes and repeatedly berating his … [Read more...] about Punch-You-Out Opinions
I had been a very active child...too active. My poor mother could barely keep up with my excessive energy, and my school teachers found me to be exasperating at times. My mother and grandmother were shopping when I was around ten years old and had lost track of the wiggle-worm in the grocery store. … [Read more...] about Falling Flat on My Face
Are there days you just want to pull out your hair because there is something in your life that is driving you crazy, and you want it gone? Ya, I've had lots of days like that too! I feel like there is a mountain in the way, that I can't move. Over the years I have gained some perspective and know … [Read more...] about Battle of a Lifetime.
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.
I stood at the checkout with five kids in tow. My children were between the ages of two and ten. As the cashier scanned one of my items, she looked at my pack of little ones and commented, "I only have two kids and can barely handle them, I don't know how you can take care of five." Words... I'd … [Read more...] about The Power to Kill.