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Light Mid-Tunnel

I was staring at a banner with the text Promise Land Children's Ministry on it. I intended to have Theo with me all throughout his big brother's school-led Sunday service. The church running the school had no special needs ministry. Somehow, as we approached the children's area on our way to the sanctuary in the second floor,…
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You Hurt You – 2016 In Review

  "You hurt you!" It was Theo, tattling how his older brother has hurt him. He slightly slumped to a chair nearby after Thymon bumped into him accidentally. "You meant, he hurt you?" I pointed my index finger to his brother when I uttered the pronoun he and put my hand on his chest when…
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Emotional Attachment and Letting Go

  I rolled my hands in a feather light touch over the baby clothes in front of me. Oh, how little they were! I could not believe my boys used to be this tiny. My firstborn is now eight and his younger brother, seven. These baby clothes were barely worn. I kept them in the closet, in one of the…
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Coming to Terms with Reality

I called my son’s general pediatrician to ask if she could refer us to a colleague with expertise in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. [caption id="attachment_1128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Credit: Lmbuga[/caption] Typically, general pediatricians have limited training in developmental disorders like learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). On the other hand, developmental pediatricians are highly…
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The Art and Psychology of Sunglasses

When I think of sunglasses, I think of "Men in Black" - the tough looking Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin, all in heavily tinted sunglasses ready to pounce the clueless public enemy no. 1 in sight. Perhaps, sunglasses are not as prominent as the coats and ties, but together, they help these men project…
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