Month: April 2009

Thousand Word Thursday: “Welcome to Holland”

Ever since I began Hadley’s Park and started speaking publicly about raising a child with special needs, I have used these wonderful words written by a very special mother. When you’re going to have a baby, it’s like planning a fabulous vacation trip – to Italy. You buy a bunch of guide books and make […]

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Thousand Word Thursday

I recently saw this on another mom’s blog and it made me think of some “thought provoking” photo’s I have in my collection. So every Thursday I am going to post a picture that I think is powerful, that expresses emotion, and speaks volumes to me. Here’s one that I believe is worth a thousand […]

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This little hand

Once upon a time there was the smallest, sweetest most precious miracle that god gifted to us. She came into the world eight weeks early and under some not so great circumstances but none the less after her birth and short stay in the hospital we both went home to start our new lives together. […]

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Through the eyes of a child

Helen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt in the heart.” When I close my eyes I can remember February 6, 1992 like it was yesterday. It was the day my life changed; it was the day my little sister […]

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The Basic Facts:

  My name is Shelley. I am the oldest of six children, therefore I suppose that is why I am maternal and bossy and I tend to be a leader and a bit of a control freak. If asked to describe myself I would say that I am caring, loving and trusting to a fault […]

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Bitter-Sweet

If this was a movie it would have all of the story of a true drama; mother gives birth to a child who suffers the trauma of a brain hemorrhage leading to a lifelong disability but what has come out of that child’s disability is truly a story of love and triumph not only for […]

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