I Used Your Kisses: Post-it Note #136

My 7-year-old has a fearful spirit.  She’s a classic tomboy so she’s not afraid of activities, new things and a challenge, but she’s afraid of being in a room alone and of the dark.  A few nights ago she came to me at bedtime and didn’t want to go to bed.  I asked what she…

The Doctor Appointment: Post-it Note #132

In a perfect world we would never have to take our kids to the doctor.  But I would settle for a logical and peaceful world.  A world in which a 4-year-old responds with an “ok mom” when they are told they need to go to the doctor if they want their yucky throat to feel…

Things Are Not Always As They Seem: Post-it Note #128

I picked Cadence up from school one day this week and her shadow told me that Cadence sang all afternoon.  For those new to the blog, Cadence is my oldest daughter who has Autism and is essentially non-verbal. When Cadence sings, it’s not with words.  She sings with sounds and rhythms to a tune that…

You’ve Got Mail: Post-it Note #69

My family was having dinner with someone recently and my husband and I were asked about when we met and our courtship. We began to tell the tale of the grand adventure that has led to our current lives. We met at a wedding in NC. I was there from VA and he was there…

When Waiting Becomes a Weight…Post-it Note #54

Ever take a road trip with kids?  When my youngest was 2 she hated, and I mean HATED to be restrained in a car seat.  She was good for about 30 minutes and then done.  On a particular trip with just me and my girls I was traveling about 4 hours and she was beside…

Post-it Note #18: All Tangled Up

I have a 5-year-old daughter that is the sweetest of the sweet.  She has the most sensitive little heart.  When we rescued a dog from the pound she cried for 2 days because Lucas didn’t know where his Mommy and Daddy were.  When the baby bird fell out of the tree and the dogs killed…