Maggie folded up her Christmas list and left it for Jingles (Elf on the Shelf) to bring to Santa Claus. She never thought I would even see it. Took the folded up paper and put it in my bag a few days ago. Just opened it. And now, I am crying at work.
I figure we have another year or two before our oldest doesn’t want to hang out with us all at the mall. Until then, say “cheese” kids…you too, Santa!
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud (drawing by Maggie!)
I am a little late to the table in the “30 days of Thanks” Facebook daily sharing going around, so I am giving you one big serving all at once. We are all (hopefully) thankful for the usual suspects: husband, children, family, friends, health, career, etc., but sometimes it’s the little things that we take […]
This is Maggie – my daughter who came up with the name “Happily Ever Laughter.” Diagnosed on the Autism spectrum when she was just 18 months old, Maggie always seemed sad and disengaged (see photo on left). Now, while still…ummmm….quirky, she is a beautiful, happy young lady who lights up every room and has her […]
The Top 5 Lessons I learned from my new friend Ashley (a twenty-something mom-to-be, journalism major and all-around fabulous person) in M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I 1) You don’t “start your car” … you “crank it.” And in the grocery store, you push along your “buggy” … not your shopping cart. Fantastic. 2) A 350 person wedding can take […]
Got something great in the mail today! #organdonor No, it wasn’t the eBay package I am expecting with the obscure Disney item my daughter wants for Christmas. And it wasn’t the pair of new Fall boots I ordered from Zappos.com. It wasn’t even the most recent Kohl’s catalogue with the peel off coupon (come on 30%!) […]
Five reasons to LIKE www.facebook.com/HappilyEverLaughterBlog 1) I. HAVE. FIVE. CHILDREN. ‘Nuff said…throw me a bone and LIKE the page! 2) My daughter (who happens to have Autism, and is a total rock star!) says, does, draws, and writes the funniest, most amazing things you will ever see and hear about. Prepare to have your heart smile! […]