It’s done. The caps have been tossed. The gowns returned. Twelve years of school. A diploma in hand. He has gone from “the boy” to “the tween” to “the teen” to the “oh god, aren’t we done yet?”…and back to “the teen”…and now we move on to “The Adult.” He has big plans. He hopes to be in Florida by October. Working for Disney by 2017. Growing up and moving on. But he will always have a place right here. In the heart of our family. And he will always be my little boy. (I am tempted, but will not show the baby picture of him in this post…soon, I’m sure. Very soon). Read more »
This year when we went to Universal we found this guy. He was super friendly and even nuzzled Kennedy a bit…and didn’t try to eat her head… Much. Honestly, it took some convincing to get the kids to go see the raptor, and I was more excited than they were to go see it (and Molly flat-out refused). It was one of the coolest moments we shared outside of Hogwarts, though. The raptor was impressive, and the calls it made were perfection. I was so geeked out, I could hardly think, but it was still so awesome. I can’t wait to go see him again. 5.5 years until 2021! Not that I’m counting, or anything… Read more »
by Sarah CassMulti-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.
March was a sucktastic month, I’ve made no secret of that. But it’s over now. With some carnage around us, we are gathering the pieces together, and re-evaluating some things. The teen is graduating soon and moving on to bigger and better (and warmer) things. He’s pulling up stakes and moving down south to pursue a dream. Whether it’s me turning 40, hubby turning almost-50, the teen leaving home, or just the hell of a month we went through – we are starting to look at where we are ourselves vs. where we want to be. We’ve begun to dream big. Bigger than we’ve allowed ourselves to dream in a while. Right now it’s all pipe dreams and wishes, but as Walt Disney said – “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Now all we have to do is muster some courage and pursue them all. We needed a spark of hope, and we’ve given it to ourselves. It’s kind of terrifying, and so very exciting. I’d gotten in a rut, and sort of beat down. It feels really good to dream again. Read more »