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 […]
//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 […]
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 […]
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Beyond Inspirational! His story will change your perspective on the definition of hard work and dedication.
The Hunt family has quickly become very dear friends. Besides walking through the serious issues we face daily in the education system that come with having differently abled children, we […]
Our neighbors threw a neighborhood Christmas party. We are still getting to know everyone so it was the perfect time to hang out with the whole block in one spot. […]
Amazing, God driven events have been unfolding in Tres education. As I referred to here we have had some recent frustrations with a charter school we tried to get Tres enrolled in. Good friends of ours were recently at a restaurant were they over heard a reporter discussing research that his company was doing on Charter Schools in Florida. Our friends shared in the struggles their […]
Anyone who reads my blog knows about the many transitions and adjustments we have had to make concerning Tres education. His elementary school years were wonderful. Middle school was great. […]
When we found out Tres had Cerebral Palsy we were so determined to raise him up just like a normal child. We did not want to treat him like he […]