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I found a true gem the other day.  A card from my Grandma Ev, dated from 1991.  Based on her response, my guess is that my letter to her was about school, and perhaps some of the "picking on" that I received as a little goody-goody and bookworm.  I love this letter.  It reminds me of how I made it through and where I got faith...and, knowing that she was praying for us every day still makes me feel better today.  Is it any wonder I named my daughter after her?  I typed this out as Grandma wrote~grammar and spelling and all...

My little Sweet heart Tammy, or is it Tammie?  You are Grandma's little Sweet Heart, you know.  And I thank you for thinking of me! 
And you know what I do when I don't fall asleep right away?  I start thanking God for all His goodness to me~like Protection, and I always can find so many times He has been there to guide me and soon I'm asleep!  Always remember to Thank Him, cause without Him we'd have nothing and He likes our love too.
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The Fear I Fear I'll Pass On...

I looked at Evie tonight at dinner and said, "You know, Evie, with your scabbed elbow, patch of cellulitis on your other arm, scabby bug bites on your legs, and the Band-Aid over your toe that the toenail is falling off of...you look like any normal kid." ...and my heart swelled.

Having a child who's blind, having a child who's got anxiety that is "off the charts" (according to her medical reports), having a child who's got a sub-average IQ and is quite vulnerable in the world; that could all lead my husband and I to say, "No, thank you, we can't do that," or "Gosh, we'd better stay home," or "I don't think that's safe."  But I have been learning that I don't want to "pass on" to Evie any fears of this world that she shouldn't have.  I don't want her to FEAR doing things that other kids should and would be able to do.

I look for ways to make things "doable." I want her to experi…