Thursday, December 14, 2017

What to Wish for Instead of World Peace

It’s a running joke that Miss America wishes for world peace. I’m not sure why it’s funny; maybe because it’s impossible to imagine actual world peace. Maybe, because the overly-made-up women saying that world peace exists live in what seems to be a bubble to the rest of us who live mostly in yoga pants […]

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Keep Hope Alive

I scooch Justin over in his big comfy chair so we can snuggle, and I can hopefully reduce the rocking that might make the test he’s undergoing invalid. He smiles at me through a web of plastic, looks delightedly into my eyes as The Polar Express plays on his DVD player. It’s a favorite of […]

Friday, December 8, 2017

Our Bond

He runs into the house from his school bus and stops dead in his tracks as he witnesses the magic that is my living room’s winter wonderland. Every inch is hosting a light, a singing plush toy, or an animated Christmas icon, and I know his mile-wide smile is for the tradition of this spectacle, […]

Thursday, December 7, 2017

When We Feel Like We Don’t Belong, We Still Belong to Humans, and There are Snowman Towels to Remind Us

Since last week, I’m happy to report that I’ve done some of the undone work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not like, organized for the holidays or anything (I have not purchased one single gift and am not sure when that’ll happen), but we did stuff, and I want to share it because this time […]

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

How to Suck Less This Holiday Season (a guide for the lazy)

In case you haven’t been out in public recently, or gone outside to see that your neighbors have strung lights and brought pine trees into their homes and then decorated them with baubles and shiny things, I’m here to remind you. The holidays are coming, and because they are, I’m here to tell you How to […]

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Peace

I sit back comfortably in my reclining chair, refusing an offer of coffee while accepting a copy of my son’s latest IEP with the words “transitional plan” in bold letters on top. He’s fourteen now, my boy, a freshman in high school if his school did traditional grades, which they don’t. He’s in high school. […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Word

He snuggles contentedly on my lap, my severely autistic nine-year-old son who loves his evening storytime with Mama. This is a ritual we started seemingly moments after he was out of the womb, this reveling in words, a sensory sanctuary for my boy as he rests securely in my arms. Justin has always loved books, […]