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Jodi's Blog – June 2014 Archive (3)

Reflecting on inclusion

As the school year ends I look at Caily with so much pride, she has achieved so much. Inside I tremble with fear. 
I have always known that the younger years were going to be easier. Caily is very cute but cute only gets you through to a certain age. When your kid with special needs is…

Added by Jodi on June 21, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Average can be great

My daughter Temira, age 10, frequently makes comments that are both wise beyond her years and highly amusing. Last week she said "Imma, why do the single girls we know always say they want a cute guy. They should just marry someone like Abba - he is just average - not good looking not bad looking but a great father and good husband." Needless to say this quote, when I posted on Facebook, received a huge amount of viral coverage because her comment is true not just for dating but so many…


Added by Jodi on June 12, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Bringing light and goodness in the face of devastation

Last week, our dear friends suffered a terrible tragedy – they lost their 3 month old son to SIDS. Its every parent’s worst nightmare to wake up and see that there baby is not breathing. The family then suffered a double tragedy when the 49 year old grandmother of the 3 month old, suddenly passed away while the family were sitting shiva. An absolutely devastating story.

A few days later I received hate mail targeted at my organization and me and some of our best volunteers. The person…


Added by Jodi on June 1, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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