Sometimes Parenting Sucks


It stinks that he's beautiful, the boy who Summit doesn't get along with because an extremely petty part of me wants  him to be hideous.  (I started to type, "the boy that bullies Summit", but that would be an overstatement as from all accounts they antagonize each other constantly.) That fact that they equally harass each other is oddly comforting actually. Summit has been bullied over the … [Read more...]

again, surrender


we are CALLED to more than we CAN do.   I've been working on this post for almost a month now, it's not been ready and there is still a lingering feeling of incompletion, but sometimes it's good to post from a place of not-quite-ready. This is such a small part of where I am but it's been a persistent splinter in my finger, causing shooting pains at whatever I have touched. It's been … [Read more...]

Summit & William’s Syndrome


If part of grieving is healing through acceptance, than perhaps I’m there. I realized the other day that I have never officially posted a whole article about Williams Syndrome or had a label on my blog for it until recently. Some people, I have become aware of, come to my blog to read about Summit (or Bear as I call him in some posts) and William’s Syndrome and how I’m dealing with life as … [Read more...]

the best night of my life


Heat lightning crackled in the sky, a large strip of it visible to the left of where I was sitting under the large tent. The deep ocean colors swirled in the layers of clouds moving high up, cool breezes occasionally glancing down upon us below, the sticky, sweaty ones. There would be a quick intake of breath, sitting up taller as if our spines were shocked, our heads tilted towards it, inhaling … [Read more...]