Do you prefer reading coffee table books (picture), biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational?  First, I LOVE books!!  Not e-books, although I have read some that way.  I love to have the actual book in my hand as I read it.  That said, fiction is definitely my favorite.  There is nothing like getting lost in some great writing! I do enjoy a lot of non-fiction, too, depending on the subject!

What is your biggest fear or phobia? (no photos please) Wow.  There are so many. Biggest fear or phobia?  Dying too young or in a horrible way. When you lose someone like a parent as young as I did, it changes a lot about you. One thing, is you realize at a young age that there are no guarantees, and there is no such thing as immortality. It is something I have never ever been able to change or shake. It sometimes is a tough way to live.

What is your favorite cheese? Hmmmm. Not that big of a cheese connoisseur. I am NOT a fan of American or goat cheese at all! I guess something from the Italian family. There really is no specific one.

What is your favorite month of the year? Just one?  I could be philosophical and say whatever month it is right now.  Which is true, though. I am going to say May.  The trees and grass start to green up with many months of green and warmth to follow.  I love that it is a month of renewal. And that it isn’t too hot usually yet, is a bonus! 521562_10150988326109769_675648078_n

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Easy!  Jamie was crying in his room and I went in there.  He always tells me to ask him if he is alright. But this time?  He came up to me and hugged me and wanted me to hug him back.  I cannot convey to you how HUGE this was.  I think it might be the first time in 26 years he did that!  It truly brought tears to my eyes! The next week coming up is the National Inclusion Project’s annual Gala. My daughter and I will be traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina for it.  I am always excited to meet up with old friends and to hear the inspiring speakers every year. They usually make me cry. But nothing more than the mom who said…As a mother of a child with special needs, you just pray you live one day longer than your child! I sobbed, as I sadly understood! 1395163_10151934981681450_620403378_n 041514-sywbanner