Monday, December 10, 2012


It's easy to forget how good I have it. It's easy to get lost in the day to day grind; to let the fear, stress and poor-me's take over.

And then something comes along to remind me just how good life is if I only let myself see it. And if Tess has taught me anything, it is to appreciate the people I would have never given a second glance at before. To focus more on the "special" in special needs and not so much on the "needs".

Something like this:

And this:

And last but certainly not least, this:

And just like that, I know with all my heart, I am blessed.


  1. PRECIOUS!!!!! YOU ARE BLESSED AND SO IS THAT LITTLE GIRL....and everyone who is lucky enough to meet her <3

  2. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thank you...


  3. Hi there,
    This blog is basically funny, sad, and true stories about my family's life with a special needs daughter/sibling. If you go back through the blog archives you will read more about my daughter Tess as well as her "typically developing" older sisters. I try to find the humor in some fairly serious instances so be warned. With your name "gastrosurgery", the post "Life is FLEETING" immediately comes to mind. :)

  4. Beautiful - of course, may favorite is Tess singing. :)

    You know, it is easy to get discouraged. And some days are just perfect for a little ol' pity party and then I can move on.

    But one of the things I have learned since having Lily is there are a whole lot of amazing and wonderful people I would never have noticed or met if she wasn't part of our family. My life is much richer for noticing these special people and knowing them.

    Happy New Year! :)