This blog was started many years ago in what felt like another world. I was a yoga teacher living on the East Coast with two healthy children. This changed in 2009 when we adopted our youngest child. We had decided to pay it forward on my husband’s adoption and adopt our third child. She is funny, and bright and she is also severely autistic.
Parenting a special needs child while also trying to create a stable, predictable and happy life for my sons has been a challenge. Equanimity takes work, and for me it has been enormous challenge to learn its true meaning.
Now we live on the opposite coast, I don’t teach yoga anymore (I now teach middle-school social studies), my children are almost taller than I am and I can count the years my boys will still live with us on one hand. In many ways the world we live in is far more complicated, writing has been a way for me to make sense of it all.