Another IEP meeting in the books. And as usual, my emotions have been thrown in the spin cycle. I might get a little naughty by nature. So, I have some high expectations for my son. I have some standards. I also have some unbreakable belief in those thoughts/feelings as well, and an ASD diagnosis did … Continue reading You down with IEP? Yeah you know me!
G is laying next to me falling asleep, seemingly completely unaware of the "milestone" he reached today. I think that is because as his parents, WE want moments like this to reflect back on, and see the progression. WE want "milestones". WE want to hit our goals on a standard timeline created by all the … Continue reading Our Hungry Caterpillar
So it has been a few months since I have written anything. For that... I am thankful I suppose. Typically when I am hurting, is when I am moved to write something. That is when I try to reach out and relate, because I want to know people are feeling the same way, or perhaps … Continue reading G is for growth.
You know I have always valued a random day more than a scheduled one. Especially a late November Sunday, when the first snow begins to fall, just as our long cold winter is beginning to settle in. So... Today is a day I wish to remind you how much you are valued, and loved, … Continue reading To my wife: a special needs mother
Bear with us (Yes, we had to Google the proper use of "bear"), as we feel the need to exhale... My wife and I would like to have a conversation with you, and a blog is the perfect place to do it, because you can't respond. 🤓 Seemingly every day of our lives, someone feels … Continue reading You don’t know ******, and that’s okay.
Today is Greyson's 5th birthday! Say what?!?! That is us ⬆️ this morning at the Campus Corner having a Birthday Breakfast before the bus picks him up for school. And well, increments of 5 seem to be such a great time to reflect, so I guess I will continue that trend and try to paint … Continue reading Five and ALIVE!
My sister is in town from Arizona this week, and it has been absolutely wonderful! She is such a good person, and an even better Aunt to both of our boys. So naturally she wanted to take both of the boys out for ice cream and a run to the park, separately, … Continue reading Don’t get too close, you might get hurt.
I struggle with thank you's (I think the correct way to write that is yous, but that looks weird!). Even more so, I really struggle with thank you's to your face. I hope you know, by me doing things this way (letters on social media), that this isn't a cheap ploy for "likes" on Facebook, … Continue reading NCK ❤️ Love
This past week my family spent some time in my new truck, as we traveled to visit family in Syracuse, and had a little water park fun at The Great Escape Lodge in Lake George. My point in starting this way, is that by spending so much time in the new truck, I kind of … Continue reading Still I Fly
I think of you. I think of you ALL the time. Not more than your brother. And certainly not less. You are in my thoughts, and my heart, constantly. Grant, you are my youngest of 2 sons, but I've known you just as long. Already in this letter I seemed to have made … Continue reading I love you, the way I love you.