A Pandemic at Christmas
Do you remember what it was like in December of 2020? Looking back, I remember the joy, chaos and fear all at the same time. We were doing fairly well March thru November of that year, and then came December. I was still able to teach my voice students, virtually, while my husband’s patient load increased and decreased, as the news reported the changes across Texas and our country daily. That was until December when he tested positive for COVID-19. What that change would do t
by Chris Henderson I am at work, sitting at my desk, completing some medical records and Maverick City Music’s song, “Thank You,” starts to play on my iPad. “I can’t praise you enough…for if time were to stop, I could never tell it all. Words are few, this will have to do — I just wanna thank You” What kind of joy brings one to the place where you can grasp just the slightest glimpse of the infinite? There are so many days that we march through life as if set on automatic — j
Things We Cannot See
I looked over at Robert’s desk one afternoon when he was around 13 years old, after his teacher called me back to his bedroom at the end of the teaching session. There was my very calm son sitting in his wheelchair quietly studying his blocks. It was a familiar scene. He loved his colored blocks. “Do you see it?” his teacher asked. “See what?” I responded. “Robert is separating his blocks into color groups!” she exclaimed. “He hasn’t done that before.” I almost cried. I was l
Candid Conversation With Simon From the UK!
When we launched this blog in February 2021, I voiced to our team a strong desire to reach beyond my comfort zone and learn more about how parents and individuals with disabilities in other countries live a life unexpected. But, unless one has the time to spend hours researching individual disabilities in other countries, connecting can be very difficult—especially while you are caring for a loved one. (Trust me, I have spent many more days researching diseases, syndromes and
Holidays are usually filled with laughter, late nights watching movies and eating way too much food with friends and family. Christmas, for me, is the most wonderful time of the year! I anticipate the month of November with jubilation because I know I can finally pull out all of the Christmas decorations and immerse myself in my happy place! My husband’s Star Trek Christmas tree is the first tree I assemble. I take so much care to strategically place the twenty-year collectio