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The Beauty of Down Syndrome

The Beauty of Down Syndrome

The moment her eyes met mine she enveloped my soul. I instantly had a deep love for her. As her story unfolded, and we realized she had Down Syndrome, my mama heart swirled. Her bold red hair…. a gift. Her beautiful blue, almond shaped eyes…. mesmerizing. I knew we...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Mamas, there is nothing that squeezes my heart more than thinking about you all on Mother’s Day. It brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes thinking about all the love and constant encouragement you pour out on your diverse need’s kiddos. Not just this one day,...

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Our Noise

Our Noise

It took me years of aggravation and frustration to figure out that our family has a noise. Of course, this sounds crazy, but it’s true. Your family has a noise too. Years ago, we attended a private Christian school that had a program of inclusivity. Our family was...

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Roadside Grace

Roadside Grace

I remember the moment like it was just a week ago. However, It was 11 years ago. I was on my way to the store. As I left our neighborhood, resentment filled both my heart and my thoughts. Within seconds, it consumed my whole being. ”I am going to lose it, I thought. I...

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Thriving On Your Special Needs Journey

Thriving On Your Special Needs Journey

Warning: longer post My aha moment, and the seed behind this blog, came about 5 years into our special needs journey. I sat crying in our walk-in closet, (a common occurrence at that time), doubting myself in every way. I began praying, “God I am not cut out for this....

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Crossroads: Shame vs. Grace

Crossroads: Shame vs. Grace

A few weeks ago, during my early morning quiet coffee time, my 7-year-old little guy came clumsily around the corner. He slid under my blanket and snuggled up next to me. Wiping sleep from his eyes and yawning, he looked up at me and quietly asked, “Hey mama, can I...

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Honor Your Grief

Honor Your Grief

With a lump in my throat, I placed my phone back down on the counter. I was fighting back the tears as my then 8-year-old came around the corner with her daily question, “What are we doing today mama?” It was summertime, and my adventurous girl liked to have a plan....

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The Isolation Is Real

The Isolation Is Real

Dan and I snuggled in one night on the couch amid the first quiet moments that followed bedtime. You know the moments I am talking about; The first deep breath and gentle realization that your precious ones are tucked in (for at least a few hours). For me this moment...

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Meet the Thorndikes - Moment to Moment Family

Hi there! We are the crazy cool parents to 5 amazing and crazy cool kiddos. But, first, we are Dan and Elizabeth Thorndike – married 15 years and living this life one moment at a time. We have a full and blessed life, but we are clumsily tackling a journey we never foresaw ourselves living.

Meet the Thorndikes - Moment to Moment Family
THE BEGINNING. OUR SPECIAL NEEDS JOURNEY
It was a surprisingly sunny day in March 2011 when our sweet redhead Shelby entered our lives. As I look back now, the beautiful day doesn’t surprise me. Beauty tends to follow Shelby.
Author Elizabeth Thorndike

Elizabeth Throndike

Introverted extrovert – that’s how I describe myself. I absolutely love being a mama but never knew how hard it would be, nor how deeply I could love.
Author Dan Thorndike

Dan Throndike

I am an engineer at heart. My passion is fixing cars and knowing how things work. I owned and operated an automotive repair shop for years but sold it to spend more time with what matters most – my family.

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