Atticus has been taking team tennis lessons since he was four years old. I wanted to get him involved in some type of sport, and I thought tennis would be the safest bet. Of course, because of his delayed motor skills, low muscle tone, and depth perception problems, it's been a challenge for him from … Continue reading It’s Tennis Time
Today was Grandparents Day at Atticus’s school. He doesn’t have a grandparent (three have passed away and the other is not in his life), so we were going to leave school early and skip the afternoon “celebration.” Unfortunately, I found out last minute that he needed to perform during the chapel portion of the event … Continue reading Loving Your Neighbor
Despite his fear of severe storms, Atticus is fascinated with weather. It’s been his passion since first grade. He dreams of following in the footsteps of Jim Cantore, Mike Seidel, and the like. His imagination allows him to believe he is able to stand in the middle of a hurricane—wind violently whipping around him and … Continue reading Every Dream Has a Beginning
This past weekend, our area of the country expected severe storms. Atticus, a wanna-be meteorologist, watches the Weather Channel with intensity. As tornadoes swept across Texas and Mississippi, he watched videos of the damage with feelings of despair. I blocked the Weather Channel last summer because Atticus liked to watch shows like “Tornado Alley” and … Continue reading The Time to Panic is Now!