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What in the world is going on with Jacob?

The title of this blog post is to answer the question I get quite a bit about Jacob.  Sometimes, it is in an exasperated way and sometimes it is in a bemused way as Jacob does something hilariously strange. It is … Continue reading

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Help in the Midst of the Inferno

I wrote the following blog when our family lived in Colorado.  I posted it in the middle of the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado and it seemed to help so many people.  A few days ago, the Sand Fire broke out in … Continue reading

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Special Needs Mama

The last few weeks have had me mulling over the life of the mother of a special needs child, especially the mother of a child with epilepsy.  When Jacob had his grand mal seizure 18 months ago, I remember praying … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: Adjusting Her Sails

At this moment, I am sitting in a messy house that needs to be cleaned up a little, laundry that needs to be done, a grocery list should be made, and my family probably would benefit from having something besides … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: The Big Update

I realized recently that I have been doing a bad job of updating people on recent events with Jake.  I am going to let myself off the hook since the last few months have been completely bonkers with concerts, finals, … Continue reading

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Faces on the Long Road

I’ve often referred to the role I play in Jake’s special needs and health problems as “Mama Bear”.  I’m cute and fluffy and I like sweet things, but when I need to, I can stand up and roar really loudly … Continue reading

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E is for Epilepsy: The 30 Day Miracle

The Smith family are champs at the waiting game.  God has decided to teach us some important lessons about the value to be found in waiting.  I always know that if I order something online, it will arrive on the … Continue reading

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EEGs and MRIs and….Bears (?), Oh My!

First off, please forgive me for the blog title.  I’m always horrible with naming my posts and my brain has just given up on trying to be creative.  So, whatever. A lot has happened since I wrote last about Jake’s … Continue reading

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Neurologists and Updates

The last post I wrote was about the scary new thing in our life:  seizures.  After the last few weeks, I’m ready for the scary new thing in our life to be spiders, broccoli, or clowns in my closet. We … Continue reading

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A Scary New Chapter for Jake

By now, many of you are aware that Jacob had a possible petite mal seizure in class.  I sat down to write it up for his doctor and thought that I would post it here.  I think I’ve reached the … Continue reading

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