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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

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

“I am walking now.”

“I am walking now.”

We got some great news today.  After reviewing new x-rays, the doctor said that Nick’s ankle is healed up and he can retire his walking air cast.  I thought that Nick would show more excitement when he heard the news.  I think that the...... Read More

What Will Tomorrow Bring?

What Will Tomorrow Bring?

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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

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

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

Continually Learning.

Continually Learning.

Nick, like the rest of us, learns best from watching others.  When all of our kids were little, we noticed that often as his younger siblings were growing up and working on a specific developmental skill, Nick would make great progress in that...... Read More