My Family of Bloggers

My Family of Bloggers

Jessie, Isabella, and I are not typical bloggers. We write a few times a year and will submit 40-75 blogs. I have blogs yet to be published from when we first began writing. If the timeline seems off or I mention only 1 or 2 daughters this is why. EasyStand chooses when to publish the content. We’ve been writing for over 3 years at this point. We do not write on a weekly basis because we do this for charity and our lives are crazy busy. Read more

You Can't Take Life for Granted

You Can’t Take Life for Granted

Life is a funny thing right? It is filled with twist and turns you never expected to face. I’m not supposed to be in this damn chair crying at a computer screen wondering what happens next. I know what comes next. I forget my life in bits and pieces. I forget every piece of happiness. I only wonder how long it will be until “I love you daddy” doesn’t bring up a hundred memories of smiles and children laughing. Read more

My Self Esteem After My Injury

My Self Esteem After My Injury

We all remember those awkward teenager years where we all were freaks of nature. You had acne, the mom hair cut, braces, the high water jeans because your mom said no they still fit and you’re still growing. We all had something that we swore up and down it was the only thing people saw in the entire school. It didn’t matter that ever other kid had the same problems, because they could only see yours. Read more

When Good Marriages Have Bad Times

When Good Marriages Have Bad Times

Every marriage has it’s ups and downs. There is no such thing as the perfect person or the perfect relationship. Having a disability or illness in your marriage can be almost as bad as having an unwanted mistress if you allow it to be one. It can create resentment if you do not talk about problems. It can limit your options for outings and activities if you’re not willing to think outside of the box. We all know the financial stress that it adds to daily life. It can take a perfect day and ruin it if you’re in the mindset to allow it to do that. Read more

On Recovering My Self Confidence

On Recovering My Self Confidence

I’m talking with a friend who’s an instructor at Parsons School of Design. G teaches a class where students design and create clothing for individuals with various disabilities, so she’s kind of the go-to when it comes to the disabled populace at that school. She mentions a conversation she had with a writer for the alumni magazine.  Read more

Dealing with Changes

Dealing With Changes

Dealing with a major life change is a hard thing for anyone to get through despite support. My family has been wonderful in supporting my husband as we walk into new ground. My children feel safe and secure even though they worry about daddy. Read more

My Summer Vacation Plans

My Summer Vacation Plans

I have been dealing with a lot of pain recently and have decided to focus on the positive if I can for only a few minutes and talk about my summer vacation plans. I have plans to make a lot of new memories. They may not be remembered by me, but they will live on in my children, my wife, and my family. Read more

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

As with all of life’s great trials and tribulations this too shall pass. That is what I keep telling myself and my family, because what other option is there? Are we going to give up? That is not how our family works in times of crisis. Read more

I Ruined My Own Life

I Ruined My Own Life

It’s extremely easy to sabotage our own lives because we do not believe that we deserve happiness. We may not even be aware that we are doing this to our lives. That is why taking the time to think about if we are truly happy is so important. If we are not happy we need to identify the problem areas and actively work on fixing them instead of ignoring them and wishing them away. Read more

A Family Not Divided

A Family Not Divided

What defines a family? Biology? A piece of paper? Perhaps it is an unbreakable bond we call love. No matter what we shall be faced with we will do it together as a family. It’s how we have handled everything else and this situation will be no different. I have no plan and I have no more tears to cry for things which I can not change. I have God and my family, therefore I have all I need in this life to get by with His grace. Read more