Angels Among Us

I believe being the parent to a child with disabilities is a gift from God. My daughter, Sarah, has a daughter with Downs Syndrome, and I was honored by being present when that precious child was born 11 years ago. I believe God gives these special children, with any disability, to those He has an awful lot of faith. And for those who adopt any child with a disability, all I can say is, that I’m sure God is smiling down on them.

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog

First blogged January, 2010

My mother passed away several months ago and it has taken me this long to write about it.  She was the most wonderful mother in the whole world, (and I am not just saying that because that is what one is expected to say about their deceased mother.)  In addition to being kind and loving, she was also very spiritual.

I remember when I was four years old and we lived in Opalaka, Florida, right behind the Hialeah Race Track.  We had a cement swimming pool in the backyard which my father built, and next to it was a palm tree my mother had planted crooked so it was growing sideways.  I had a green parakeet whose name I certainly don’t remember, and I loved watching Howdy Doody and Captain Kangaroo on our little black and white tv with the rabbit ears antenna.  My brother was…

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