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Category Archives: speech-language pathology

Closing the Toy Closet

For 14 1/2 years, I carried a loaded trunk full of toys and materials for speech-language therapy home visits. The rotation was constant. With the exception of family trips to the mall, zoo and grandma and grandpa’s house, the stuff was always there. Neighing horses and beeping timers sounded at every bump. But now, once and for all, it’s time…

To all the Dads, Mamas, Siblings and Special Ones

To All the Dads, Mamas, Siblings & Special Ones: You’re on my heart this week. You’re on my mind.  For 14 1/2 years, I’ve visited your homes, entered your sacred spaces, assessed and treated your special little ones. My days as a speech-language therapist are coming to an end. At least for now, maybe forever. Only…

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  • Valerie Perez VegaDecember 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    My son is very special. He is delayed in his speech and social skills, and other developmental milestones. I also work with children in Special Ed, so your letter really resonated with me. Everyday, I am amazed by the strenght and determination of my son and the children I work with.
    Thank you for writing from the heart. God bless you in your new journey!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret FloripDecember 18, 2014 - 12:39 am

    A beautiful message, that means so much to so many. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Marie NewfieldDecember 18, 2014 - 12:06 am

    Amy, I am going to print this out and post it at work. Love these words and know these truths. Thank you for writing this!ReplyCancel

  • dianaDecember 17, 2014 - 7:29 pm

    Amen Amy. We don’t always know why certain people come into our lives or we into theirs but I always trust it is meant to be. Well done my friend and carry on!ReplyCancel

    • AmyDecember 17, 2014 - 8:59 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly, Diana. Thank you.ReplyCancel

My Life. Part Two.

God began calling me to write all the way back to 2003. But I didn’t launch my blog until July 2012. I wasn’t blind and deaf to the call at all. I was busy working as a speech therapist, buying houses, taking vacations, and having babies with my college sweetheart. I was busy living the American Dream. The call to…

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  • […] the time I stopped working as a speech-language pathologist, I was at a new steady high of 151 pounds with all the […]ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Colladay MontgomeryDecember 29, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Congrats. I started my blog adventure a few years ago. It is a leap of faith to put yourself out there but I find, well worth it. My blog is: Sarah J’s Small but Valuable Life. You can find me on google. I have written. Over 100 children’s stories as well but find getting published is a hard road. Good luck and enjoy!!ReplyCancel

  • Jill NaturkasDecember 29, 2014 - 6:41 am

    Just love it! Congrats and excited for you and your family as you start this new chapter in life! So exciting!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara DornDecember 11, 2014 - 7:50 pm

    Congratulations on your Part Two! I can’t wait to see/read about all that God has in store for you! Prayers for you on this new journey.ReplyCancel

  • Missy SterlingDecember 8, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    Good luck! I’ve toyed with the idea of a photography side business and just haven’t made the time for it. Go get em!ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardDecember 7, 2014 - 1:01 am

    Amy, Congratulations on making the transition from “Life Part 1” . Well Done! I’m praying that “Life Part 2” will fulfill you. By taking God’s lead as you have, i’m sure it will. Blessings Abound!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie HubelDecember 6, 2014 - 3:43 am

    Amy, this is great! I am so excited to see what will come from all of this. I so appreciate your open heart to God and being willing to take this huge step of faith. Hang on for the ride! I am praying for you!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Lynn GroenwoldDecember 6, 2014 - 1:51 am

    I really respect your action of taking a breather from your job. It’s obvious God wants you in another profession… It’s very exciting Amy, to feel and acknowledge God’s plans!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy L MeesterDecember 5, 2014 - 10:09 pm

    Your spirit and skills will shine along your new path. Best wishes and congratulations!ReplyCancel

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  • Amy Patterson BoydDecember 5, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    So excited for you. I can’t wait to see all that God will do through you. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers as you begin part 2.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi BishopDecember 5, 2014 - 8:09 pm

    Our God is one of grand surprises. Bigger than any problem we encounter. Enjoy the journey!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Katherine BoyleDecember 5, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    What an adventure is ahead of you. What a joy you will bring to the world with your gentle soul and wise eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Jen FishDecember 5, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    In the words of Stephen Curtis Chapman, “Saddle Up Your Horses”! So happy for you as you follow His leading. I love that you used the term “short term goal”. You are leaving speech language pathology, but it’s not leaving you : )ReplyCancel

    • AmyDecember 6, 2014 - 6:05 am

      Jen, your comment made me laugh! I didn’t even think twice about that “short-term goal!” And now that you pointed that out, I’m pretty sure there’s a long-term goal somewhere in that post, too. Guess I couldn’t help myself! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • dibsondebsDecember 5, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    The SLP in you will always be there and will just unfold in different ways. May this new journey be filled with wonderment, love, peace, fulfillment and happiness.ReplyCancel

    • AmyDecember 6, 2014 - 6:06 am

      Thank you, Debra. I think you’re right!ReplyCancel

The Sweet Is Never As Sweet Without The Sour

This marks week three of Divine In The Daily’s 5-week guest post series titled Special Mamas! Every Wednesday in May, we’re honoring real-life mamas who have big hearts and stand bold and courageous in their unique mothering roles. Two weeks ago, Jennifer Camp, blogger at You Are My Girls and mother of three from Northern California, kicked…

Meet This Sweet Little Girl

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to a sweet girl I see for speech-language therapy. Although I’m unable to show her face or reveal her name because of privacy laws, something that occurred during our therapy session yesterday holds a bit of truth for us all. I’m so grateful her mom has given…

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  • Sandy SandmeyerDecember 14, 2012 - 6:13 am

    And a little child shall lead them. Amazing what we learn from the littlest ones.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer JohnsonDecember 12, 2012 - 10:29 pm

    Amy, what a Beautiful Post! Clearly you are sharing your “gift” with all of us. Your gift of kindnes… in words and thoughts. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Amy B. PedersonDecember 17, 2012 - 10:15 pm

    Thank you very much Jennifer. And I am beyond glad to see you are also using your gifts in your new business…so exciting!!!ReplyCancel