I Don’t Know My Son.

I have a secret to share.  I don’t really know Owen.  Not very well, at least. He is my son.  He is mine, and my heart knows him – I could recognize his cry from across a football field full of screaming fans (and tell you if it is his hurt cry, his mad cry, [ Read More ]

Grieving for the Other Owen

I have been anxiously awaiting/dreading the premiere of HBO’s “Miss You Can Do It” – a documentary about a beauty pageant for special needs girls that was started by Abbey Curran, Miss Iowa 2008, who herself has Cerebral Palsy.  I wasn’t entirely sure what I would be seeing or feeling while I watched this – [ Read More ]