Month: March 2019

My Campfire of Faith

A friend asked me to speak today for (wait for it) TEN MINUTES of her Relief Society lesson. Because I love her a lot, I said okay. First, we watched the talk Campfire of Faith by Elder Gerrit W. Gong, and then I was instructed to respond to it with my personal spirit-led insights. It was an exercise in hearing…

Kindnesses

As I was falling asleep last night, my mind turned unexpectedly to a few kind things people have done for me in the last year or so. It’s a small, important list. A few hours before my dad died, my friend Sarah P. from my writing group, delivered to me a giant wire basket filled with comfort things: a minky…

Unsolicited Advice. You’re Welcome.

I’ve had quite a few conversations with fellow special-needs parents over the last few months, which have made me introspective about the things I’ve learned in my years of disabilities parenting. I sat in a pediatric rehab unit gym this morning and watched Truman crush it at occupational therapy, and I had the idea that perhaps I should write a…