Author Archives: jaysseh

Every Morn

EVERY EARLY MORN I TELL MYSELF TODAY IS THE DAY I CAN DO IT TYPE AND TOUCH THE ANSWER CONTROL MY BODY TEMPER MY EMOTIONS BE A GOOD GIRL YELL IN MY HEAD AND NOT OUT MY MOUTH ATTEND ALL … Continue reading

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Claire de Lune

Coco and I try to squeeze in an RPM lesson every day.  RPM is the teaching method that led Coco to communication.  RPM (rapid prompting method) involves teaching students age appropriate content and keeping their attention through a variety of … Continue reading

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Peace

Coco’s response when asked the question, “What does peace mean to you?”… ALL AROUND AND MANY MILES WE SEEK THE TRUTH AND YEARN FOR JUSTICE WE STRIVE FOR PERFECTION AND LONG FOR BEAUTY MAYBE WE’RE TRYING TOO HARD A QUIET … Continue reading

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Indian Summer

SUMMER STAY WEAR DOWN THAT CHILL TILL HES TOO BROWBEATEN TO ASSERT HIMSELF TURN BACK THAT CLOCK TO THE DAYS OF YELLOW HEAT THE ETHER TILL THE CLOUDS BURN AWAY

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Harvest Moon

HARVEST MOON DREAMS OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS BURNING WOOD STOVES UNDER THE HARVEST MOON CRISP AIR BRACES ME A TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS OLD DISAPPOINTMENTS HAUNT ME A TEAR DROP LEAF FINDS MY HAIR REMINDS ME THAT CHANGE WILL COME REMINDS ME … Continue reading

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To My Teachers (part 2)

To say that this week was brutal would be an understatement.  I can’t remember a time ever that I have seen my girls so distressed (at least not at the same time!).  The transition to middle school has been as … Continue reading

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Ode to Joy

NEVER HAVING TO RESIST LOVE TAKING MY OWN SWEET TIME WANDERING THE PATH OF OLEANDER AND YELLOW DAISIES PERCEIVING NO ILL WILL YOU WAITING AT THE OTHER SIDE FOR ME TO KEEP ME SAFE AND FEED MY HEART THAT IS … Continue reading

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Winning the Battle

Today we won a battle.  At least we think we may have.  It was one of those meetings that Alex and I left, shaking our heads, asking each other,  “What just happened?”   We think we made some great strides. … Continue reading

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On My Birthday

at once so near my heart remembers your every breath through every night love still grieving not ending just yet your heart still longs for me does it not?

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Education

 Are you noticing a theme?   Coco told me that she wanted to write an essay.  She titled it “Education”. You may notice a new format.  Coco has started punctuating more – she is using periods, commas, and question marks. … Continue reading

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