I wonder if there’s someday 

I might be the only one

You might need to make you happy

If that someday ever comes.

Don’t you know that I’m the one who

Has never gone astray

And that my heart is yours

Even when you’re far away..  

(Not my best work……)




Being a parent takes patience. 

Being a teacher takes smarts. 

Being a doer takes know how. 

Being a lover takes heart.

Being a thinker takes ration. 

Being a giver takes love. 

Being a writer takes passion

That comes from above. 
Not my best work… 😒

A Rare Moment..

This is Dratton, wearing Mickey Mouse gloves and a smile July 11, 2014 in Kissimmee, FL during our Make•A•Wish trip to Disney and Give Kids The World. 
My husband isn’t generally the most smiley faced man. Strong and hard working with a serious, somber personality, it is truly a rare and beautiful gift to watch him laugh and play with our children like he did on this vacation.

Random thoughts..

Within the 30 Day Challenge lies the prompt “your fears”. What’s written here is something of an extension of the thoughts that followed…

It is often that having a special needs child can be hard on a marriage, too often leading to divorce or separation. I can see how that happens and after seven years with our daughter, I still remind myself daily that we are among the lucky ones. We’ve not only survived, we’ve flourished. After the initial period of uncertainty and regret and was this my fault? that simply comes with the territory, she has become the glue that holds us together. Her fight has been a journey but it’s helped to make us better.. 

Better people.. Better parents.. Better Christians.. 

Our children have become compassionate and accepting and tolerant before their time; things that can’t be taught or learned in any school in the world today. It was hard for them sometimes, but I hope they carry these lessons with them throughout their lives.