Posted in March 2014

room at the table

room at the table

{image is a photo of three beautifully set tables, two parallel to one another and the third perpendicular. From the viewer’s perspective, they appear not only to be connected, but infinite.} Not long after Brooke was diagnosed with autism, I joined our district’s Special Education parent Advisory Council. Mandated by the Mass Dept of Education, … Continue reading

blessed

blessed

{image is a photo of Katie as a baby, 2001} Last night, heartbroken, I posted the following on Diary’s Facebook page. Six years ago, Katie got her ears pierced. Not long thereafter, I took two small diamonds out of the bracelet that Luau gave to me on the day that she was born and had … Continue reading

what is it like?

Driving on Sunday … Me: Ooh, that’s a pretty color, isn’t it Brooke? Brooke: Yellow! Me: Hmm, that’s funny, I thought it was kind of orange. Brooke: It’s yellow! Me: You know what? We had different perceptions of it. Do you know what that means? Her: What? Me: It means that we’re looking at the … Continue reading

proof

proof

– Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our limited experience is absurd. ~ Annie Besant “Worrying that I will not be thought intelligent.  I am considered stupid by people who don’t know better.” ~ Emma from Emma’s Hope Book in Talking is Hard – The … Continue reading

just right

just right

– After a whopping three hours of sleep last night, I woke up this morning and decided I might as well finish a Diary post that I had started yesterday. The post demanded a picture of Brooke, so I began scrolling through the (literally) thousands of snapshots in my phone in search of just the … Continue reading