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Jacolyn

I am a mother of 4 year old triplets, one of which has cerebral palsy.
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The Big Black Boot by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting About two weeks ago I had surgery on my right foot.  If we are friends on facebook, you are very aware of this and my obnoxious black boot selfies.  The recovery has been a ... Read on »
The Good Mommy by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Overhead last night at our house... "Hello, yes, I'm calling about my daughter.  I would like her to not use her walker and wheelchair as much as she has been.  She is ... Read on »
Just a Little Shopping by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I hate shopping.  Oh I like new things, but I hate picking them out.  I'm so indecisive.  And when I do make a decision, I worry that I spent too much or that it's the wron ... Read on »
Amazing and Wonderful and Full of Surprises by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Life is amazing and wonderful and God puts amazing and wonderful people in our lives to help us remember that.  Yesterday afternoon I spent some time and some coffee with a ... Read on »
Where is the Patience? Where is the Love? by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting My patience is thin.  My back and shoulders hurt.  I feel guilty that I can't spend more time with my other children.  Did I say that I have no patience?  Why can't Grace d ... Read on »
Stop Complaining and Just Keep Trying by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Grace begins an intensive therapy session next week.  It's 3 hours a day, every day for 3 weeks.  It is one of the best things she does to get stronger. However, it's ... Read on »
Just Another Dream by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm a dreamer.  Literally.  I dream very vividly.  Sometimes there are nightmares but most often just puzzling events that stay with me much of the day.  I had such a dream ... Read on »
Seven by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Seven.  I've always liked the number 7.  What's not to like?  You have...Seven Wonders of the World, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Seventh Day of Creation, Seven Jea ... Read on »
Remember to Be Thankful by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have had a very strong desire to try to start blogging again.  My apprehension was lying in the part of me that just wanted to complain, vent, lament.  I don't want my bl ... Read on »
The Others by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This morning as Grace and I waited outside the school entrance for her aide to walk her into the classroom, we chatted as usual.  The conversation was typical until i ... Read on »
What Might Have Been by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There is a song by Little Texas from the 90's that keeps popping in my head lately.  The title of the song is What Might Have Been.  If you listen closely to the words, the ... Read on »
FutureLand by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I saw Grace last week at DisneyWorld.  Of course you did, you are thinking, she was with you the whole time.  This was Grace in the future.  Ironically enough, she wa ... Read on »
There's Freedom in Release by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I recently notice a friend's facebook status update "There's freedom in release...".  This friend has a child with special needs and although she didn't specify the situati ... Read on »
Hi, Do you have CP? Can we talk about it? by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Through our various therapies, support groups, etc, we know several children with varying degrees of cerebral palsy.  All an inspiration.  However, we don't know, personall ... Read on »
Talkin' about Walkin' by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Since we have been home from St. Louis, I have had so many questions from friends and family about Grace's mood, behavior, feelings, etc since the surgery.  "What does she ... Read on »
Regrets?? by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This morning, our first morning back from Grace's rhizotomy in St Louis, I immediately starting Grace's stretching and strengthening routine and I was immediately frustrate ... Read on »
Day 3 Post Surgery by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There wasn't much to report days 1 and 2 after Grace's SDR.  Just lots of sleep and pain management with a little bit of whininess because she couldn't get out of bed and h ... Read on »
And From St Louis by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been absent for quite a while.  Many times thinking I need to get back to blogging but often too exhausted after the kids get to bed to form coherent thoughts.  There ... Read on »
Have You Heard? by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've been absent for a while....busy, unfocused, or really just not wanting to write it all down.  Oh don't get me wrong, it really hasn't all been that bad...just a little ... Read on »
Just Another Weird Dream. by Jacolyn Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A few nights ago I had a very unsettling dream.  Actually I have quite a few of those.  In this dream I was alone with my children and had to find a new place to live.  As ... Read on »