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December 20, 2010 / paperkids


Why is time going so fast??!!  I had every intention of diving right into another blog – “family” style this time.  It sounded like a great idea.  But that thing called time started to go by and continued to bring a surge of change like water flowing over rocks.  Time is always changing things.

Everything came so easy with Paperkids.  It just seemed to rip through me like a torrent.   With Emma’s breakthrough on the keyboard, I just couldn’t bottle up my heart.  It flowed with the ease of a river and the strength of a steam engine.

So now here we are!  Murphy the Musical, huh? I’m still not so sure about this name.

Jared: “I love it!  Don’t you dare change it!  I know you.  Sabra?!!  You better not.”

Since when did Jared become so involved?  Great!  That’s what happens when I start a new “family” blog.  All of a sudden, Jared pipes in with lots of ideas.  Still he was right.  I did want to change it!  I really can’t believe that I didn’t!  Maybe I was just trying to prolong the inevitable question haunting my thoughts…..

What is this blog going to be about anyway??!!!  I mean, what is there to write about if not autism?  Let me just say that if left without a direction, my mind is a very scattered place people.  You may be reading some very random things indeed.  The only thing I can say for sure about this new venture is that it most likely will  include a lot of the following:

  • autism (You know it!!!  let’s face it, it’s a HUGE part of our family life having two children with autism and all, not to mention fascinating, incredibly mysterious and still so hard at times)
  • poetry (one of my favorite things in the world)
  • random philosophical thought (random, very random)
  • daily happenings (because I’m hoping it will force me to keep track of things since I’m not a journal writer)
  • music (it’s a necessity in our home. period.)
  • my family (always inspiring to me)
  • God (who breathes life into my world)

There!!  I just had to jot a list to help myself stay on track!!  I’ve been thinking a lot about how to describe our family and what a typical day is like in our house.  We are blessed with this precious thing called life and I love it (most of the time), but what is a typical life? I’m not sure I’ve ever felt or known one.   What are normal families like anyway??

When thinking of a name that could possibly describe our family, the one thing that came to mind is this video I took (not the best quality) of Jared and the kids dancing in the living room to Gordon Lightfoot.  So maybe our life is full of stress and complication….so maybe we haven’t always been able to do the things other families do, but we can enjoy other things.  Nothing can bring us together quite like music.  I can put on a song…and here comes Emma…and here runs Hayden …and yep, there’s Jared..and me.  We can dance around the living room together and share in that moment.  And I say to myself, “life is good!”

This is a slide show I put together inspired by that night of dancing in the living room.  This song, The Canadian Railroad Trilogy, somehow seems fitting as it conjures a feel of the pioneering spirit.  We are, after all, the travelers of  time, always pushing moment by moment towards the unknown, yet never ceasing to reflect upon the past nor relinquishing dreams of the future.

That’s my family and I couldn’t love them more!


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  1. MSOTS / Dec 24 2010 12:18 am

    A beautiful canopy of love!

  2. Candy / Dec 25 2010 4:13 am

    That was beautiful, Sabra! I really love the slideshow of you and your family. Keep up the awesome writing. …and thanks for sharing your life with us.

  3. Julie / Dec 27 2010 10:28 pm

    Love it! Love it! Love it! Thanks for sharing Sabra! That was beautiful!

  4. Katie / Dec 28 2010 6:45 pm

    I love this Sabra. I mean, REALLY love it. The photos are amazing, the soundtrack is perfect and there is no way anyone viewing it could think you had anything less than the most loving family alive. There is no “normal” but if there were, I sure would want your love and your family to be the definition.

  5. Emma Apple / Dec 29 2010 7:09 pm

    You have an incredibly beautiful family! And you are an amazing writer, I’m looking forward to the blog 🙂

  6. Aunt Molly / Jan 1 2011 10:25 pm

    I love this Sabra, the video is priceless!

  7. Aunt Molly / Jan 1 2011 10:28 pm

    I like how Emmas hair is flying straight up in picture on the wall! lol

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