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Expectations – part 2

Today’s post is more for the family’s in the thick of it. How do we go about letting go of expectations on our kids? Honestly, I’m not even sure. We are still trying to figure this one out but we know that it is crucial to survival. Here are a few...

Expectations – part 1

If you’ve kept up with me so far you can see that the families that have shared their stories are sharing from places of deep pain. We all thought, like Grace, that life would be very different from what it is. The type of disability doesn’t really make a...

Grace’s Journal

Grace slid slowly down the wall, closing in on herself. Tears no longer come out of her eyes, her soul is dry, she’d done this too many times. Instead she just picked up the pieces of her broken heart. This is her journal: The day I said yes to this boy coming into...

Soup Label = FASD

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) is an insidious and pervasive problem in today’s society. And there really isn’t a cure for it. FASD is an umbrella term which describes a continuum of permanent birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol...

Brent

The ringing phone broke through the early morning fog in Arlene’s brain and immediately every muscle tensed. What was it this time? Even though Brent was now living on his own Arlene cringed when the phone ring. Jangled nerves weren’t anything new to Arlene. The phone...