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Nick’s best friend.

Nick’s best friend.

Nick’s best friend is his dad Arden.  They love each other and love being together.  They do have their particular routines and ways of doing things.  Whether it is singing songs back to back every morning while Arden is getting Nick cleaned up...... Read More

Friendship.

Friendship.

While living our hectic lives, we can miss the subtle clues of true friendship. Nick attends a day program called Bridge Academy two days a week.  He calls it going to school.  They go on field trips and have outings all over the Seattle area...... Read More

“Scorn Not His Simplicity.”

“Scorn Not His Simplicity.”

Nick loves to sing.  At an Irish sing song, if you are willing, people will ask you to sing your party piece.  Nick has two favorite songs that he loves to sing at the parties.  Both are written by Phil Coulter.  “The town I love so well,” was...... Read More

Patience.

Patience.

It is said that patience is a virtue.  I suppose that is true.  My problem is that I have had many situations throughout my life that could be teaching me patience and yet I still experience things that take me to the edge of my patience.  I do...... Read More

Holidays and Traditions.

Holidays and Traditions.

Nick loves holidays.  He looks forward to each one and remembers in great detail our family traditions surrounding that holiday.  These traditions need to remain the same year after year or he is upset with us. Tomorrow is Valentines Day, and...... Read More

Nicky’s Rocking Horse.

Nicky’s Rocking Horse.

Even though it had been nice, Nicky’s second Christmas didn’t  meet my expectations.  Perhaps it was just an indication of where I was emotionally. We didn’t have any extra money and our families knew it.  Our siblings all asked what the boys...... Read More

Please Nick, Please!

Please Nick, Please!

I believe that some of the best stories begin with, well, you see, there was this girl…. In 1992, when we moved out to Carnation, Nick was 13 and he fell in love.  That is pretty normal for a teenage boy. To Nick, Emilee Jo Soptich was the most...... Read More

How do I live without you?

How do I live without you?

I have mentioned that Nick broke his ankle last week.  Well that has brought many unexpected experiences.  Some of them are more fun than others.  All have been memorable. Nick continues to amaze me.  Let me share this one story as an example...... Read More

Priorities & Perspective.

Priorities & Perspective.

We were without power for over 36 hours and although that can seem like a hardship to bear, we really were comfortable.  Arden has developed a backup-generator system that is automatic.  It runs the furnace, many of our appliances and the lights...... Read More

Avoidance.

Avoidance.

I believe that it is human nature to avoid doing something that we don’t want to do.  Either we think that it will be unpleasant or we aren’t sure of the outcome.  Will we be successful or will we fall flat on our face? Sometimes this...... Read More

Be Brave.

Be Brave.

Nick loves music and he loves to sing.  He knows hundreds of songs with all of their verses.  We will sing together, sometimes for hours, but he usually won’t sing for others. Years ago we were at a party honoring our friend Paddy Bogside Doherty...... Read More

You fix this?

You fix this?

Nick broke his ankle yesterday.  He tripped.  We caught him and eased him to the floor.  He said he was ok, so we went on with our day.  He seemed a bit unsteady, but that is a common thing for him lately.  We increased our support with tranfers...... Read More

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