Sophie Update

God is Good, Life is Hard, and Love Wins // One Lovely Life

I mentioned on Friday that Sophie was in the hospital last week. I wanted to share a little update and a few thoughts about it all. I hope you’ll forgive the pause in our regularly scheduled recipe posts. As part of autism, Sophie often has some odd or quirky behaviors. Sometimes it’s talking only in… 

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Five Fact Friday

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  1. It’s amazing just how much little ones are taking in every time they go anywhere. I can’t imagine what it’s like to learn so much so fast and to feel that sense of fascination and wonder everywhere I go. But, it’s because I nearly always travel with two tiny people that I’m suddenly… 

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Five Fact Friday

Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

Psst! Happy birthday to my dad! He hates attention, but loves me. If you know him, wish him a happy birthday. In a nonchalant sort of way. Or at least think it in his direction. 1. Best new game ever: Hide and Sheep. Michael taught a little lesson this week about Jesus and the lost… 

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five fact friday

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1. On Tuesday the kids wanted a little treat after dinner. I pulled out a few little cookies–one for Sophie, one for Milo, and one for Michael (who wasn’t home yet). After eating her cookie, Sophie walked over to where Michael’s was waiting for him on the counter. I reminded her that that cookie was… 

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five fact friday

Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Lfie

1. Therapy works. We’ve been asked by a few people if it’s just something “we could do ourselves” and  the answer is just plain and simple: no. We are blessed to work with some fantastic, dedicated, caring therapists who make sure to give us lots of tips, tricks, and activities to support and practice at… 

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Five Fact Friday (+ iPhone photos)

Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

1. I’m trying to decide if it’s a boy thing or a Milo thing, but this tiny person lives his life at FULL VOLUME. He is SO loud. It’s kind of amazing just how loud he can be when shouting “MAIL TWAAAACK!” or “JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!” or “CUP PWEEEEEEESE!” I love his words, I love… 

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five fact friday

Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

1. I’m so proud of how Sophie’s been working the last few weeks. She’s got preschool and three kinds of therapy throughout the week. She works so hard and I’m amazed at how much progress she’s made in just a few weeks. She’s stringing more three-word phrases together and it’s just THE BEST! (thank you,… 

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five fact friday

Five Fact Friday // One Lovely Life

1. Thanks so much for your support this week with Sophie starting school. I had so many people send messages, leave comments, ask after her, call, or text. Lest anyone didn’t catch it, Sophie did GREAT at her first day of preschool. Milo fared the worst, crying that “Suffie ah schoo-woh” off and on the… 

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