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I remember…

  Have you ever felt that God has been watching you? I know you all are thinking doesn’t God watch everyone? And I believe the answer to that is “yes.” However I truly feel like God has been watching me since I was a child… I remember when I was in sixth grade it was the “big […]

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Sage, from the garden to the bath

hadley's sage garden

I love gardening…. It is a great time to clear my head and just get down and dirty… literally… there is nothing as satisfying as growing a plant from a tiny seedling and watching it bloom and being able to use it in so many ways. This year I decided that I was going to […]

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Miss Congeniality or as we call her Hadley!

hadley does broadway

Hadley “does” Broadway, seen here with casts from Sister Act, The Adams Family, and Godspell Miss Congeniality is a title when heard most people think of Sandra Bullock from the movie, or I often think of my oldest daughter Sarah who has won that title a number of times, but today and most day’s I […]

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The first time

hadley first wheelchair 1997

There are certain moments in a mother’s life that you will always remember, their first word, their first step, the first time they actually made it to the potty, their first date, their first kiss, their first “A”, the first team they “made” their first best friend, their first college acceptance letter… and in my […]

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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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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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