Monday, December 31, 2012

A Year in the SUN: My Favorite Posts of 2012

I am very thankful that 2012 is coming to a close. It has been a very arduous year for our family. I wanted to take a moment to share a few of my favorite postings from this year.

Hypotonia: Part One, Two, & Three (2/11, 12, 14): This is a three part series that covers what Hypotonia is, what causes it, how it effects a person's development, and treatment options (there's just one). I wrote this series with the hope of helping others understand what Rae is struggling to overcome (or at least improve).'s so much more than a symptom.

The Plan (4/21): Man plans, God laughs....and then we plan again and He laughs some more. I think I see a pattern here. God must laugh ALOT because "my" plans seem to change almost on a daily basis.

Confessions of a Hypocritical Mind (5/7): We all have an inner dialogue that we may not be very proud of and I decided to confess to my own hypocritical thoughts.

Sun Beams: Joyful Progress (6/26): The title speaks for itself. Sun Beams are little rays of light that help us get over the next hurdle. They usually happen when we feel the most down and offer enough joy to keep us moving forward.

Rae's Apple Party (10/8): For Rae's 2nd birthday we asked guest to help us purchase an iPad (hence the "Apple" theme) for her to use for communication purposes. She hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet, she's learning and it's invaluable to us while patiently (well...maybe not always so patient) waiting for doctor appointments or driving to Atlanta (more on that to come).

More Than I Can Handle (11/21): Everyone has some platitude that they hear over and over again that nearly drive you mad. Mine is, "God will never give you more than you can handle." Wrong! I decided to weigh in on this particular misnomer.

There are so many other postings I'd love to share with you all and hopefully these earlier ones will encourage you to peruse the blogs archives. It has been one roller coaster of a year and I'm looking forward to a new year filled with more inchstones met, maybe a diagnosis (not hugely important in the grand scheme of things, but it would sure be nice), tons of pictures/videos, a few family trips, and lots of laughter (I love to laugh...who doesn't?). I'm sure there will be plenty of the other icky stuff (that's just life), but in the words of Sweet Brown, "Ain't no body got time for that!"

I'm already to busy searching for my silver linings!


  1. I think God laughs at us a lot. Especially when he gives me 'no more' that I can handle :)
    Happy New Year!

    1. Happy New Year to you and yours as well! I'm glad I can be of some amusement to Him! Lord knows I find myself amusing enough at times.

  2. Hi Leigh,
    I found your blog for the first time today, and I'd just like to thank you for all that you have shared. We are worlds apart, you in the US of A and me in Australia, and yet with this blog you have managed to educate me, make me cry, make me smile but most of all help me to understand that I am not alone on this hypotonic journey of discovery with my little 8 month old daughter Daisymae.
    Thank you.
    Rae Dawson

    1. I'm glad you found us. Since starting this blog and finding the support group online, I have found so many that are facing similar situations and it is such a comfort to know we are not alone. I am glad to be here for you and all the others out there. Best of luck with Daisymae (such a cute name)'s going be to a crazy ride (and you'll love every minute)!