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Yearly Archives: 2014

My Top 10 Posts from 2014

I was planning to take this week off from blogging. It’s the week between Christmas and New Years, and in less than two weeks, I’ll be heading to the Dominican Republic with Compassion International where I’ll be blogging up a storm! But to be completely honest, I was drawn out of my well-intentioned blogging hibernation by…

Christmas Anyway

We decorate our trees with ornaments old and new. Store bought. Homemade. They remind us of good days, and days that weren’t so good at all. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas streams in the background. Memories swirl in the invisible. We’re joyful, for sure. But below the surface, there’s a longing, a yearning for more. More than this. Christmas anyway. …

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

When You’re Tired of Feeling Like There’s Something Wrong With You

Friends, there’s something I must confess… Most of my adult life, I’ve had a sneaking suspicion that something’s wrong with me.  Okay, okay. I know someone’s thinking I’ve gone way too far with this admission. But it’s true. And I’m stating it publicly on purpose – to make a point and help others in the same boat. Because here’s…