Tags archives: LGBT

  • Jax's World

  • Shortly after Lily came home, Jess was talking to a woman who said to her, "I've heard about people like you."  A little taken aback, for a moment Jess wasn't entirely sure which of the "like you" categories the woman was referring to - lesbians or parents who had chosen a child with Down Syndrome.  The woman was refer[...]
  • 31 for 21: The Rest of the Journey

  • We took some time after Paxton to just settle for a bit.  After all of the rushing, we didn't want to keep pushing ahead and were obviously scared about more heartbreak.  We needed the time to reflect and figure out what to do differently the next time.  We knew that there would be a next time, but we just needed some [...]
  • 31 for 21: Days 5 & 6

  • 12 months after camp ended, we were back again.  It was a completely different experience leading up to our time away; I felt like a teenager who aches to be back at summer camp all through the school year because that's where she really belongs.  I couldn't wait to get back and see everyone and just immerse myself int[...]
  • Ask Away

  • So clearly my attempt at {31 for 21} has been a failure of epic proportions.  I'm not sure when we October ran past me, but it did and suddenly I've woken up and there are only 13 days left in this month.  I had started with, what I thought was, a great idea - taking single posts to talk about the peices of Lily's life[...]
  • Love is Love

  • This is my Pride.  It took a lot of years, but then this lady happened and suddenly everything made sense.  I was no longer ashamed or worried about what people would think.  The door opened to a world where love is just love, and families and just families, and I get to spend every single day with this woman who makes[...]
  • Which Mom Am I?

  • When your child has a special need, regardless of whether it's a developmental disability or a medically based complexity, parents want to champion these issues: to bring their knowledge and experiences to people so that we can educate and bring awareness to what makes our child special.  My problem is that I don't kno[...]
  • Thankful

  • With all of the social media that surrounds us, it was impossible to miss people discussing the things they were thankful for this weekend.  Everywhere I looked people were sharing tidbits of their lives and celebrating the small things that make them so fulfilling.  So while I'm a few days behind, here is my list for [...]
  • One Year Later

  • In our first year of life with Lily, we celebrated every anniversary we could think of: the day we got the phone call, the day we met her, the day she had her first overnight visit, the day she came home for good, the day of her heart surgery, the day of her cardiac arrest.  All of these culminated on September 19th, w[...]
  • For Keeps

  • I think the title says it all. As of 2:15pm, the judge signed the papers and officially said that the mom's and I belong together for keeps. We all know that it's really no different then it was yesterday, but it feels a little bit different. I have their last name! I was incredibly lucky to be surrounded by the peo[...]
  • Where I Leave Off

  • One last mom post tonight before Lily returns and tells you all about her "re-birthday" party, her trip to neurology this week and our big plans for the rest of the summer. But until then.... Most of you know that Jess and I are very different - sometimes as different as two people can be. While undoubtedly frustratin[...]
  • Happy Lil-Aversary!

  • One whole year.  Guys, it's been one whole year since I came to live with the mom's.  It's been a crazy, whirlwind of a year, but I think overall it's been pretty amazing.  I feel so lucky to be living with my mom's but really, I think that they might be the really lucky ones.  They keep talking today about how much I'[...]
  • So Long, Farewell...

  • A mom post tonight.... I know that there's been a higher ratio of Mom:Lily post's lately and I promise she'll be back in the writers seat soon, but just one more for now. This was our first mother's day - our first, real, mother's day.  We had a few people celebrate with us last year, as we knew right around the holi[...]