It’s been a while since Namine has been to basketball practice.
Physical therapy is not fun. It’s hard work — tearful, painful work. Namine is a hard worker, but even she has her limits, so Jessica and I do what we can to make it enjoyable.
The dark underbelly of the special needs community is the dislike of the label of “special needs” itself. That, combined with the fact that many able-bodied people are writing and speaking for disabled people (both by professionals and caregivers), can be a recipe for disaster.
Namine told me about a decision she made about her upcoming recital.
After being out for a few weeks, Namine enjoyed coming back to basketball practice.
Namine and I had a great time at the Tripoli Three-Ring Cirus.
Every year since Namine was four, we get these memories that show up in our “On This Day” Facebook feed. The memory in question is about us pulling here out of school.