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Expectations.

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy In my last blog, I said I hadn’t found a “lesson” in my divorce. But that’s not exactly true. I may never be able to find a bright … Continue reading

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Three buses.

At the temple there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it. ― Arthur Golden I started last week with such … Continue reading

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Success

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill When my daughter was born, I had lots of ideas of how all of this would look. How she might … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day – My lessons.

Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day. And I saw that another mom wrote a blog that listed what she has learned since having a daughter with Down syndrome. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read it. Partly because I thought, “What … Continue reading

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The Mommy.

It occurred to me a week ago. When I was sitting in Mia’s classroom, participating in her Star Day, and I looked at the clock. The teacher asked, “Do you have to go soon?” And I smiled politely, “Oh, no, … Continue reading

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Not a joke.

I posted about this earlier this week. The comedy special where the comedian made a joke about people with Down syndrome. And I’ve read the responses by the comedian’s supporters. Remember how I’ve talked about taking the “red pill”? About … Continue reading

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Not rainbows and unicorns.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of … Continue reading

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Change.

I held on way too long. I knew it wasn’t a great idea. I knew that eventually I’d have to stop. But I loved the ritual, the closeness, the quietness of it. But Saturday, it just hit me. It was … Continue reading

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The Red Pill, continued.

Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize just as I did that there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. – Morpheus, The Matrix Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog called The Red Pill. … Continue reading

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A birth story. Almost 5 years later.

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ― Leo Tolstoy It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month and I realized the other … Continue reading

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