Monthly Archives: July 2009

my dad and what really matters in life

Well, my dad is back home. Which means he isn’t here. I miss him. A week wasn’t nearly long enough for the folks on this side of the country. We enjoyed having him here. My oldest son got teary when … Continue reading

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been busy visiting

My dad is in town and I have been busy visiting with him. It has been over two years since he was last in our part of the country. He is only down here for a week so I plan … Continue reading

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anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of my youngest son’s placement in our home. This is not in any way,shape,or form where I imagined we would be at the one year mark. I imagined he would be beginning to feel … Continue reading

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a good day and some political commentary

My oldest son called and asked me to meet him and his kids for lunch. Absolutely nothing makes me smile more than my grandchildren running to me for hugs! We ate awful Chinese and then took the kids at the … Continue reading

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The good,a little more good and a small prank

In two days my dad is coming to visit. I haven’t seen him in over two years and I miss him. The kids are all counting down the days until he arrives. I’ve asked him to bring some cool weather … Continue reading

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A picture

Someone from the state sent us a picture of our youngest son,except it isn’t a picture. It is a 10×14 portrait, expensively framed. It is his heart gallery portrait. It is the picture we fell in love with as we … Continue reading

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a short story

My youngest son wrote a short story. Or at least, he started a story. One of the staff read what he was writing and took it away from him. It was then sent to his case manager to be placed … Continue reading

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growing up

It is hard sometimes to allow our children to grow up. There is always a little part inside that wants to keep them,not only safe from the world,but also dependent on mom and dad. I think it is the need … Continue reading

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bored

I’m bored. I know I just jinxed myself. I know that the ‘B’ word and the ‘N’ word (never) should not be spoken aloud or written down. i am that superstitious. The truth is, I am bored. I get to … Continue reading

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schizoid personality disorder

A few years ago (three to be specific) we had three of our children evaluated by a neuro-psychologist. The answers were not too surprising. Some of the news was actually good. All three had significant gains in IQ scores. All … Continue reading

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