Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Mothered by Mother Nature

I will admit it.

I am a gal who spends entirely too much time locked inside of her brain.

I think, think, think, plan, plan, plan and worry, worry, worry.

Sometimes, however, Mother Nature comes to my rescue.

It is as if she is scolding a small child.


in front of my face,

she places something so beautiful,

so  breathtakingly divine,

it stops me.

My mind,

and obsessive thinking,

are halted

by a kind of silent screeching of brakes

as I stare in amazement at the wonder of the world.

A powerful reminder
 to enjoy the beauty of what is directly in front of me
and obscured by too many restless thoughts.

"Are you awake?"
she asks.