The conundrum that is my daughter

Maura has always been an interesting child, not just because she comes from interesting people. No, she’s earned her right to be interesting on her own. If you’re new to our story, Maura doesn’t have a diagnosis. I jokingly call it Sherlock Syndrome, because it’s a mystery, and our last name is Holmes. People are…

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The time I realized we didn’t get a Big Reveal Moment

So many special needs story start with “When we got the diagnosis…” or “On the day he was born, we knew he had…” or “The doctor looked at us with a sad expression and told us she had…” I’ve read these stories for years now, and yet it just recently occurred to me that Maura’s…

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Moments…

It was dark, still only four in the morning, but I woke from the sound sleep I was in as soon as the bedroom door opened. “Hey Maura, come on in.” She crawled up the middle of the bed, curling up against me as Josh got her a pillow of her own. Her toes rubbed…

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