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Mom, I ok!

Mom, I ok!

If you ask Nick, today is the best day of the year.  It is even better than Christmas or Easter, or anything.  It is his birthday.  Born in 1979, he is 38 today.  Each year, he is so excited as he anticipates the arrival of the 19th of August.  There are so many facts and Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

Stop and smell the roses!
Stop and smell the roses!

I have heard many variations of this same idea.  The original quote in 1956 by Walter Hagen was, “You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.  And be sure to  smell the flowers along the way.”  Regardless of the type of flower, the idea is to take the time to notice the Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

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Nick’s Sand Box
Nick’s Sand Box

When Nick was young, his physical therapist recommended that we build him a sandbox.  She said that the tactile experience would be good for him.  I liked the idea of him being able to do something that other kids did.  The sandbox became a place where he played side by side with other children in Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

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Persistence Pays Off
Persistence Pays Off

Recently we visited with a local bookseller here in Ireland that is selling my book, “A Cottage in Donegal.”  Even though I self-published the book back in 2011, it still creates lots of interest. While we were talking about book sales, Nick kept interrupting our conversation saying, “I want a book.  About airplanes.” I looked Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

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I am Nick's mom
  • Stop and smell the roses!
  • Nick's Sand Box
  • Persistence Pays Off
  • Sometimes it does take a village!
  • Do you see the beauty or the empty spot?
  • Where there's a will, there's a way!
  • How's Nick Keeping?
  • What I want to be when I grow up.

Great perspective. It's like having a front row seat to an absolutely amazing story. You will fall in love with this family, and learn why Nick's life is a life worth living.

Christina Stevulak

Eva amuses us by sharing the perceptive, treasured statements Nick surprises us with. She also makes our hearts ache as we walk with her, and the family, in the dark hours.  Her direct telling of her story as Nick’s Mom lifts us all to compassion and understanding.

Maureen Hoffmann

Straight from-the-heart, with frankness and celebration, Eva Gremmert writes about both the difficulties and joys of raising her disabled son, Nick, to manhood.

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Eva Gremmert captures human events and interactions in a simple, straightforward but intuitive way that makes what she has to say profound on a level that engages, teaches, and inspires her readers.

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