gone fishing

I thought about just putting this up for a couple of days ..

.. and going on my merry way.

Because I said I was going to PULL BACK - and I meant it.

But let’s be honest, I’m not exactly the fishing type. I mean, I love the water and the solitude is great, but then there’s the bait and the hooks and the well, you know … the fish.

So I’m leaving the following instead.

It’s brought to you by a veritable throng of dedicated, caring professionals who worked together to teach my girl.

It’s brought to you by YEARS of perseverance, by literacy specialists who joined forces with speech therapists, social pragmatics teachers, aides, classroom teachers and various and sundry others.

It’s brought to you by Braidy the StoryBraid and Toontastic and by people who believed that it was possible.

It’s brought to you by hope and faith and hours upon hours upon hours of hard work.

It’s brought to you by imagination and will and strength and determination and tenacity.

Above all, it’s brought to you by an eight year-old girl who may have challenges, but who proves again and again that she has no limits.

I’ll be back in a few days. In the meantime, I give you my girl, telling us a story. And giving us hope.

See you in a few days, my friends.

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28 thoughts on “gone fishing

  1. Wow!! is right… :-). What a sweet ray of sunshine on this gloomy day.

    No go on.. Go! You.. Go fish!

  2. Thank you for sharing that Jess – that was just awesome to watch. She has one of the sweetest voices ever.

  3. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. So glad you are taking some YOU time! Refresh, refuel, feel the love and be well. Love you Jess! and here’s to happily ever after every day!

  4. I tell you, that writer’s voice is in the genes! I can’t wait to see what path this little one takes us all on. She’s going to be amazing. Nothing more, nothing less. :)

  5. A much better “see ya later” than a gone fishin’ sign could ever be! I hope you find the refreshment and renewed hope that you need to keep carrying on.

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  7. Hi, I’m a new reader/follower of your blog. And I just wanted to comment! Your little girl truly is an inspiration. you must be so proud. Good luck to you and I hope you are able to get the break you so deserve.

  8. How do you do it?? Every single post makes me cry! I think it’s because you verbalize the truths that I know too well: the fears, the doubts, the guilt, even the exquisite joy.

    Thank you!

  9. Congratulations, Brooke, and what a great season finale! Jess, enjoy your time away from anything in life that falls into the “wish I could” category rather than the “must do” category. I wish you strength in defending your personal space right now. Hugs.

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