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Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Nick is continually teaching me.  Often his perception is profoundly different than mine.  I learn these lessons if I am paying attention.  One of the easiest things to notice about Nick is that he finds joy in simple pleasures.  He loves it when...... Read More

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...... Read More

Do you see the beauty or the empty spot?

Do you see the beauty or the empty spot?

It took almost a week, but we finished it.  The puzzle was a 1000 piece cityscape of Manhattan that was difficult.  Our visitors are puzzle people too and we all worked together on this project.  It sat on the counter in the kitchen as a focal...... Read More

What I want to be when I grow up.

What I want to be when I grow up.

This week we attended our grandson’s graduation from Pre-School.  Everyone in his class is moving on to kindergarten.  It was a big deal for everyone, the kids, the parents, family members, and the teachers.  The best part for me was when...... Read More

Try saying “oh well.”

Try saying “oh well.”

Nick is constantly my teacher.  I want to share another valuable lesson he has taught me. Years ago, we noticed that whenever something bad had happened, Nick would say, “Oh well.”  It might be when the stack he was creating fell over, or even...... Read More

Would you be star struck?

Would you be star struck?

If you had the chance to meet and talk to a TV celebrity that you admired, what would you do?  Could you look them in the eye?  Would you say anything?  What would happen? Nick has always admired a local news reporter, Dan Lewis.  Nick got a...... Read More

Sometimes I ask, is it worth it?

Sometimes I ask, is it worth it?

As a consequence of his Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, Nick’s mobility has decreased over time and he has experienced regression of many skills that he worked hard to master.  So of course, because of this regression, his personal care needs have...... Read More

Today was a good day!

Today was a good day!

I really enjoy spending time with the attendees at the MIRCI Conferences.  They are women from all over the globe who come together once a year for three days to discuss current issues surrounding women, feminism and motherhood.  It is inspiring...... Read More

Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

When I was a young mom, I was not naïve; I knew that life has it ups and downs.  I expected a Merry-Go-Round, and got a Roller-Coaster. I thought that my life would go up and down, up and down, in gentle expected cycles of highs and lows.  I...... Read More

We underestimate others.

We underestimate others.

We have all heard the old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  The warning is to not make quick judgements about people.  If we don’t dig beneath the surface, we can underestimate them, which also means we can...... Read More

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