Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Unexpected Unicycles (Guest Blog for Green Grandma)

Good afternoon!

Today I'm delighted to bring you a different kind of post -- I have guest blogged a post for Green Grandma, a wonderful, creative, indispensable site that promotes greener, healthier living for families. The Green Grandma herself, Hana Haatainen-Caye, and I met through the Pennwriters organization several years ago, and she invited me to write a piece about raising a child who has special needs.

The resulting composition is titled "Unexpected Unicycles," and it centers around the allegory of riding a unicycle when others around you are riding bicycles (because you know I love a good allegory!). Here's a sneak peek below -- and if you like it, please follow the link to read the complete original post!

Picture yourself, your family, and your friends together, all riding your bicycles along a sunny road. Then imagine that someone rolls up on a unicycle. How do you react? What do you say to them?

I have been the mother of an outstanding child named Joshua for about two and a half years now. There are tranquil nights when I kiss Josh’s sleeping face and thank God for the quiet, safe house that holds him, and there are days when I pull the dog’s toys out of Josh’s mouth and wipe Crayola marker off the walls...

Read the rest here!

3 comments:

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  3. You're a grammer ninja, too?
    I thot I was the only one.
    Happy to be aboard ship, Cap'n Kirk.
    Looky...

    http://catholicprayerstotheworld.blogspot.com/2010/02/jesus-i-trust-in-you.html

    ReplyDelete