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Holding Back On Big Expectations

Holding Back On Big Expectations

Change can be a really good thing but it can be difficult too. This time of year brings on a change in all of our lives. So much excitement and build up for the first day of school. The night before, outfits are put out, backpacks are ready to go, lunch is made and we all imagine how the next day will play out. Hailey was bundled with excitement especially having learned she is in the same class as her best friend for the fourth year in a row. She had missed school a lot and was eager to get settled back in. I think the night before the first day of school is like Christmas Eve to her. This makes me so happy, I love that she loves school. Jon and I don't remember having been that eager!

As parents, we always wish for a great start to the new year. After we drop our kids off, we pray the day goes smoothly. We hope our kids like their new teacher, that the kids are nice, and that something fun and memorable happens that day. We will badger our kids with questions when they come home, trying to recreate their day in our minds.

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Guest — travelswithtessie-toodles.blogspot.com
Yes. Exactly. I can so totally relate to what you are feeling. Prayers for Livy to have a better day! ... Read More
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:20
Guest — The Cottons
We hope today is a better day for Livy, and we wish Hailey a fantastic start to the school year!
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 11:21
Guest — Margie
Hugs to all of you ... I hope today is much better...
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 12:38
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Family Cafe Conference 2012 Presentation

I was finally able to finish putting the video together of our presentation at the Family Café Conference. I broke it into 4 parts since it is rather lengthy. We had a wonderful experience and met some great people. They must be great if they were willing to listen to us for an hour:) Hailey did an amazing job and was incredibly poised in front of everyone. After watching the videos, anyone familiar with the movie Monster's Inc. will understand the joke regarding Hailey and Mike Wazowski. For those of you who do not know about the Family Cafe Conference, it is an annual event held in Orlando that brings together individuals with disabilities and their families with state agencies, non-profit organizations and other service providers, so families can network with each other, learn what services are available to them, and find out the best way to go about accessing those services.

Our presentation as it appeared in the program was:

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Guest — Ms. Mary Jo
Wonderful! You guys did a great job! Miss you, Livy, but it looks like you are having a good summer!
Monday, 09 July 2012 10:40
Guest — ainsley walling
H, you guys did great! I couldn't wait for you guys to get home... love,ains... Read More
Saturday, 14 July 2012 09:47
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