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Nick was Determined!

Nick was Determined!

Some days for Nick are better than others.  His capabilities and capacities seem to be variable.  When he is having a good day, we encourage him by letting him be as independent as possible in his self-care.  Sometimes if we are in a hurry or...... Read More

Life is full of opposites.

Life is full of opposites.

Yesterday as I was working on my draft rewrite of the book I am writing about being Nick’s mom, I noticed something incredible.  Our lives are full of experiences that create opposing emotions. For example, Nick was almost four when Derek...... Read More

Keep on going, and going, and going.

Keep on going, and going, and going.

I was chatting this morning with a mom who’s 16-year-old daughter has the same syndrome as our Nick.  She said that just when she thinks that she can’t do anymore, then somehow she keeps on going, just like the Energizer Bunny. I have...... Read More

When things go south.

When things go south.

We have all had those days.  They start out great, amazing in fact.  And then somewhere in the middle, a crisis rears its ugly head.  Sometimes we are caught completely unawares and other times we know “the particular event” is...... Read More

Keeping the Bright Side Out!

Keeping the Bright Side Out!

If you ask my cousin in Ireland how he is doing, the reply often is “Keeping the bright side out.”  He explained this to me as when he is under pressure, he finds is easier to smile through the day, while working on keeping his...... Read More

Strengthen each other.

Strengthen each other.

25 years ago we purchased our log home in Carnation from our friends Allen and Leonie Hunt.  They are visiting with us this weekend.  We remarked how both families have been blessed by our friendship.  When we bought their house, we inherited...... Read More

Eat Dessert First, Life Is Uncertain!

Eat Dessert First, Life Is Uncertain!

In the early 1980’s there was a dessert place in Seattle, that had the marketing slogan, “Eat Dessert First, Life Is Uncertain!” Arden and I adopted this as a family motto.  Circumstances always remind us that life is uncertain...... Read More

You can’t always count the cost.

You can’t always count the cost.

In Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland, there is a large 767 airplane in a field.  It is part of the Quirky Glamping Village.  As you know, Nick loves planes and we were told we had to see it.  He thought it was very funny. Over the weekend, we heard...... Read More

Adjusting to the new normal.

Adjusting to the new normal.

Ancient Greek philosophers taught us “The only thing that is constant is change.”  It seems that just as soon as I get used to the current changes in our lives, we are facing a new normal.  Nick has fallen a couple of times this past...... Read More

Make Accommodations!

Make Accommodations!

During our trip to Ireland last fall Nick had a seizure while Arden was bringing him down the stairs.  Because someone was with him as always, he wasn’t injured, but we felt that it was a warning.  We determined that we needed to make some...... Read More

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