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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

When in Rome . . . or even in Florence!

When in Rome . . . or even in Florence!

Today was our 41st wedding anniversary.  We had a wonderful day, exploring and learning new things.  We had made arrangements for a special evening, dinner and a concert.  After dinner we were waiting to go into the church about 45 minutes ahead...... Read More

Save the best for last.

Save the best for last.

Nick was about seven when he finally gained the skills to feed himself.  It was a long road, but he finally got there.  He spent many years, three meals a day, eating food that was pureed in a blender.  It was the only consistency he could manage...... 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

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...... Read More

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

Simple Pleasures!

Simple Pleasures!

One of the main things that we recognize about Nick, is that he finds joy in many things.   Situations that many people term the simple pleasures of life.  Everyday he experiences something in his life that he feels is wonderful and it lights up...... Read More

Don’t underestimate what is possible.

Don’t underestimate what is possible.

A couple of years ago we decided to add on a few days in Paris to our usual trip to Ireland.  Both Arden and I had wanted to visit the City of Lights, so we asked Nick if he wanted to go to Paris.  He said “Yes, we see the sights.”...... Read More

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