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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

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

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

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

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

Simple Pleasures.

Simple Pleasures.

Nick and other people like him can teach us profound lessons, if we are aware and paying attention.  One of the easiest things to notice about Nick is that he finds joy in simple pleasures.  He loves it when people are laughing.  He loves to hug...... Read More

Siblings.

Nick was first officially diagnosed when he was about a year old, which was about the time that I realized I was pregnant again.   I calculated that Ryan would still be 2 when the baby arrived and Nick was not accomplishing normal developmental...... Read More

Balloons to Heaven!

Balloons to Heaven!

Nick loves helium filled balloons.  They are one of the joyful things in life.  For Nick, they indicate a celebration, a party, a time to have fun together.  If he sees one, he asks if he can have one.  We would always tie the string to his arm...... Read More

What does Freedom feel like?

What does Freedom feel like?

You might not know it, but today was National Wheelchair day.  What do you think of when you see someone in a wheelchair?  Does it cross your mind to think of the freedom that chair gives the person? I am very grateful to whoever it was that...... Read More