I’m trying very hard to focus on the positive so here’s an important update

It’s been a very challenging day for me as a parent but especially for Emmett. He needs all the love and support we can muster so please send them his way. I really appreciate it.

That said, I wanted to try and focus on the positive and share an update about something I apparently forgot to share.

You may recall that last week, Emmett was going to have a friend come over. He came over on Thursday and they spent 4 or 5 hours hanging out together. Emmett had a great time and his friend is a really nice kid. There were zero problems and I’m very open to doing this again. I mentioned something to Emmett about maybe seeing if he can come back over this weekend but we may actually have some things going on that would interfere.

I’m really happy for Emmett and I feel so good about making this happen.

I know that I can’t fix any of the things that they are struggling with and that’s a tough pill for me to swallow. Rather than dwell on that, I’m focusing my efforts on trying to normalize their lives as much as possible. I think that spending time with friends, having fun and just being kids, is really important. These are things I can control and influence. I fully intend on exploring these things and making sure the kids have opportunities to enrich these areas of their lives.



I’m emotionally drained and I have a very difficult day ahead of me. I really appreciate everyone respecting that I’m not going into more detail right now. Thank you for simply sending your love and support. It means a great deal.

We have to be up at 6 AM and on our way to Akron Children’s Hospital before 7 AM. The appointments are insanely early and frankly, I don’t know what I was thinking when I set them up. That said, considering what we’re currently dealing with, the timing is perfect. It’s going to be a very long day but we will get through it.

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    • Dotdash on January 8, 2020 at 1:23 pm
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    It’s been so sad reading your recent posts. Not because it seems as if you won’t get through it, but because it’s tough to read about kids suffering. At least your kids can tell you about the things that bother them — which is a HUGE thing and I totally commend you for that. It would be so much worse if they didn’t have a trusted parent to tell.

    1. Thanks Dot. I hope your holiday was fantastic and your new year all you hoped. It’s been tough, especially the last couple of weeks but nothing worth having comes easy. The kids are very focused on our Florida trip and I’m very focused on Mali g sure I can pull it off and not let them down.

      One of the things about Emmett in particular is that he’s so smart that it’s very easy to forget that his emotional development doesn’t match up. It took him almost 6 months for finally tell me just a fraction of what he was experiencing. It’s easy to forget that just because he has such advanced language and speech skills, doesn’t mean he can easily express himself. Everything is a challenge but at least I know as much as I do now and can ensure he gets the proper help he needs.

      Thanks again for all your kind words and support. ☺

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