Tag: tween

Puzzled

Friday afternoon while in a meeting with my boss, my cell phone rang. I looked at the caller ID. Zion’s teacher. Oye. When Zion’s teacher calls me, it is never good news. I cringed and excused myself to the hallway to answer my phone. She explained the events of Zion’s day, as she sobbed. I listened to this Precious Heart describe…

Today

Today I feel empty. Sad. Hopeless, even. I could lie and say that everything is okay. But I’m realizing that I do that too often. I admit it, too often I write about the mountaintops. So today I write about the trenches. Yesterday I had one of my quarterly meetings with Zion’s ABA therapy team. For years, I left those…

A Month in the Life

May 8 Here it is, Sunday evening once again. The kids have spent their typical Sunday afternoon with their papa, only this time I was invited along too. We spent two hours in a movie theatre laughing together and munching popcorn. That probably sounds strange to most….the five of us sitting there together. The kids, their papa, their step-mom…..and me.…

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Zoë and Chaliyah met when they were in the 3rd grade. They were in the same class, and just sort of gravitated toward each other. Zoë started to tell me about Chaliyah, and the little things they had in common. They both loved Twilight. And Taylor Lautner. They loved the same books. And the same music. Later on that same…