I started falling in love with books in the 5th grade. I quickly realized as a poor, small town girl that a book could in moments take me places I had never dreamed of and turn me into someone I would have never thought to become on my own. A great author could transform me into the fastest, smartest, prettiest […]
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I will no longer accept.” Angela Davis
I walked the beach today. My knee protested the attempt of a run. Ahmaud shares a birthday with my Natalie. As we celebrated her I couldn’t help thinking about his mama. How heartbreaking this day has been for her. In my sadness though I have new hope. Hope with the arrest. Hope in the prominent Christian leaders who have chosen […]
I want to rage. And weep. And cuss and scream. Scream at the top of my lungs…. DO YOU NOT SEE HIM? Do you not see his bleeding, lifeless body in the street? If it doesn’t make you angry, If it doesn’t make you want to move or speak, Than you stand with the bigots who slayed him. Your indifference […]
This guy right here is the biggest dreamer you will ever meet. He has big, swiss mountain size dreams. He started writing rap lyrics at 19 as a way to fight through the emotions he had dealing with depression and a physical disability. His lyrics not only woke up something creatively beautiful in his soul they woke up us, as […]
Best Buddies sponsors a prom every year at a local hotel. It is one of Tres favorite events. Best Buddies continues to be an organization that brings joy and new friendships into his life.
His smile will brighten any day. His belly laughs will make even the grumpiest of people chuckle. Everyone should have opportunities to laugh this hard.
Girl Stories Gala! This event helped raise money for the new theatre the girls will be performing in during the coming year. Girl stories is all about teaching middle school […]
Tres has a great group of best friends. They are always down for whatever activity he comes up with. A favorite is bowling but they also hang at the mall, […]
//www.youtube.com/get_player CAUTION: there are a ton of pics. Tres graduated from high school. That was not the surprise. He worked his butt off to be on the honor roll and roll across that […]
I can’t believe my Tres is 20 years old. He has become such an amazing young man. I have watched him over the past few years become bold and unapologetic […]
Loving how fun First Lady Michelle Obama’s bangs look. Had to get me some!
Fantastic example of inclusion. This is what happens in a supported classroom. Research consistently shows that ALL children benefit. This is what happens when society embraces the concept that a persons appearance or speech does not define their ability to learn. We should presume that All people are competent and capable.
Well, school has started. Saying goodbye to summer is so hard for me. I love throwing our hectic routines out the door for 3 wonderful months. Having hours of quiet mornings […]
Tres and I spoke at a recent school board meeting about Inclusion. The current district that we live in typically has separate classrooms for children with disabilities. Tres has had […]