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Some things don’t change.

Some things don’t change.

Today I took Nick to his day program.  He calls it school.  The name really is Bridge of Promise and the program is based here in Carnation, WA.  Nick loves it.  They go on field trips and do group activities in the school room.  There are...... Read More

Ask for what you want.

Ask for what you want.

Nick will speak his mind.  His speech is not always understood by others and often we become his translators.  He also isn’t always aware of expected cultural social behavior.  Sometimes this turns out to be funny, sometimes it is not so...... Read More

Great service makes international travel possible.

Great service makes international travel possible.

On Sunday afternoon we visited Strokestown House and the Irish National Famine Museum in Co. Sligo, Ireland.  It was a unique and memorable experience.  The weather was fantastic, but the warmest part was the wonderful treatment we received from...... Read More

I drew Drew!

I drew Drew!

Nick continues to amaze us all.  We were attending the 60th birthday party of my cousin Drew Doherty.  We had gotten a birthday card and after writing our sentiment in the card, Arden asked Nick to write his name. We are very proud of the fact...... Read More

Immediately friends.

Immediately friends.

Nick loves meeting new people.  Often he will put out his hand as he says, “Hello.”  If they respond to him, he follows up with, “What is your name?”  Some people will engage with him and others seem affronted by his...... Read More

I thought it was a tree when I planted it!

I thought it was a tree when I planted it!

A friend was showing me around his garden, stopping in front of a small flowering stalk, he remarked, "I thought it was a tree years ago when I planted it. But it's not. It is lovely though! Walking away I thought back to when I had Nick. He is...... Read More

A rooftop garden, sunshine, and piano music!

A rooftop garden, sunshine, and piano music!

I am in Galway, alone.  Oh, I am with friends.  However, I am not with Nick.  He and Arden are up in Donegal and I will join them on Monday. This weekend I am presenting at a conference on Mothering at Galway University.  My talk is entitled...... Read More

On the road again!

On the road again!

Nick woke up Monday morning quite excited. He didn’t even say good morning in response to me entering his bedroom. He started singing, “On the road again!” I cracked up. He knew that we were traveling to Ireland and understood...... Read More

Top Gun Mask.

Top Gun Mask.

In the fall of 2010, Nick’s seizures were out of control.  Our epileptologist (a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy) was looking for all sorts of solutions including the usual medicine changes.  Some of the factors used to manage...... 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

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