Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Other Way Around

The reason I was so touched is that it treated everyone so “normally”. The movie that I saw several days ago on television struck a chord deep within me.  It wasn’t a blockbuster or, to my knowledge, the winner of … Continue reading

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“Independence Day”

Every year I celebrate.   This day fills my heart with a mixture of gratitude, awe, and not entirely inexplicable pride.  It’s not my birthday or a date when I accomplished anything impressive individually. But it is a day that … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

When I anticipated my first week of college, I expected it to be challenging.  I had struggled with my grades in high school and knew that college level academics were a whole new ball game.  I knew that if I … Continue reading

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Taking A Stand

I was frustrated to no end. I got a call on Thursday afternoon from my mother.  I was out and about getting my hair cut and running errands, so she left a message on my cell. “Call me back as … Continue reading

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I Am Not!

When I had a salesman come to my house this evening, I was prepared for a pitch.  I was prepared for him to tell me why he thought what he was selling was necessary for my life.  I was ready … Continue reading

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Pushing for Love

Here is a secret that everyone knows: I don’t like to ask for help.  Of course, my cerebral palsy means that I need help getting dressed and have to be driven everywhere, but that is precisely my point.  Since I … Continue reading

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Better Than Christmas

Most people consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky, but in terms of my day yesterday, I must disagree.  My day yesterday was better than Christmas.  You see, December 25th comes around every year. But yesterday I got to do … Continue reading

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