RIP Sr. Mary Evangeline

SRE at school

Words In the World Wednesday

This last week I shared a tribute to a woman who made a difference in the lives of many families in my community. As my husband said, “She brought special needs education out of the Stone Age, and virtually single-handedly.” The founder of the Madonna School, Sister Mary Evangeline. I shared my tribute to her on the Madonna School Blog and also The Mighty graciously picked up the story. It made me smile to

When was the unexpected better than what you expected?

 

Unexpected Vs Expected

 

CYWWI think the key to making this question “free your mind from negativity” is to go with the first answer – without overthinking it – that pops in your mind, because that is the most honest answer from your body, and maybe your brain.

 As usual, I had high expectations about the eloquent words and experiences I wanted to share to illustrate this point, and instead I am going to give you a mash-up of the randomness
that has

It’s Time We Talked About Where I’ve Been

It’s time I confessed

I’ve been, well…seeing other people. Not in an unfaithful sort of way. You are, and always will be, my first love.  And by love I mean, web-readers.

It would be a lie if I said you were my first blog, but we don’t need to go into all of that right now.

“Who is she? This other blog?” You ask.

Blogs.

I answer. And Pause.

Plural.

Surely, you knew…

Getting Around

Seriously, before this conversation gets any weirder,
I wanted to share where I’ve been and where else I’ll be on the world-wide-web.

Two Messages of Hope in Great Loss

A Gift

When Marcus was born, an uncle of his father thought it would be nice to give me the gift of the book,Angel Unaware: A Touching Story of Love and Loss by Dale Evans Rogers. From the liner notes: “Written in a poignant, tender style, Angel Unaware is the compassionate story of Down’s Syndrome child, Robin Elizabeth Rogers, daughter of Roy and Dale Evans Rogers. A timeless message of hope and faith for parents of Down’s Syndrome children, as well as for those with other illnesses, this enduring