The Joy of Being Normal


We spent yesterday at the skate park at Venice Beach. They host a wheelchair skating clinic every year, and this is our second year to attend. While Ella did win “Best Grom (under 18 skater),” this isn’t about that.
There is something almost magical that happens to our wheelie kids the first time they roll out to a WCMX event. For many of them, it’s the first time that they see a large group of other people with chairs all in one place

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I’m the 40-something-ish wife of my beloved Computer Guy.

I’m the adoring and incredibly proud mom of nine children…two saints…seven in training.

I’m my brothers’ sister and my parents’ daughter.

I’m a devout Catholic, an avid political junkie, able debater, aspiring home-maker, amazing friend, and I make the meanest Chicken Fried Steak you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating.

I’m a homeschooling guru, a writing addict, a sometimes public-speaker, and an advocate for staying true to the person God created you to be.

I can’t live in a house with white walls, sing Billy Joel songs while I wash the dishes, will read anything you put in my hands, and am completely obsessed with rhinestones and cute shoes.

I am just like moms the whole world over, and then some.