Tag Archives: love

Saying I Love You with Lunch Napkin Doodles

In last Monday’s post, I mentioned that there were other ways that I try to fill Cody’s days with positive messages. I have to make Cody’s lunch for him each morning before school because he has a dairy allergy. It … Continue reading

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Affirming the Good in Your Child

When Cody was hospitalized for eight months, I wanted to find a way to bring a positive message to him every day. I knew that, oftentimes, he would hear what was wrong with him, what he needed to change in … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Rain

I love the rain, its muffled sounds through the glass pane in the morning before the sun glows above the rooftops and spills into the room one slat space at a time. I love the practice of opening blinds each … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with My Son through The Birthday Wall

My seven-year-old son, Cody, was hospitalized in a residential psychiatric treatment facility for eight months. There were two months when his aggressive behavior was so severe it was determined he was not safe to come home for his bi-weekly weekend … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Jane: A Guest Post by Mollie Player

Today I have a guest post by Mollie Player of http://www.storiesandtruth.com. In it, she shares with us an excerpt from her book, “What I Learned From Jane.” This portion takes place in the days following the death of her child, … Continue reading

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There Are No Experts

My son Cody is on his eighth day without aggressive behavior. This is miraculous considering a little over a week ago he was aggressive (hitting, punching, biting, and throwing things) for more hours a day than not. When he came … Continue reading

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When There Are No Answers Push Them in the Direction of Love

On June 10th, Cody was admitted for a five-day stay at an acute psychiatric hospital for aggressive behavior and psychosis. Though he’s always been able to see and hear things that I don’t, they have typically been harmless beings. However, … Continue reading

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