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Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

Don’t compare life experiences, share emotions instead.

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Another friend’s husband has just lost his job.  Arden and I have been helping Nick learn to deal with the side affects of increasing his seizure medicine to avoid seizure...... Read More

Go Hawks! It’s Blue Friday.

Go Hawks! It’s Blue Friday.

Nick woke up today asking, “what day is it?”  And before we could answer him, he yelled out, “It’s Blue Friday, Game Day.”  Nick loves football and especially the Seahawks playing football.  He knows that football...... 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

Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Yesterday Arden and I witnessed another Nick miracle.  I took a picture.  Over the weekend I had been playing Bananagrams with friends.  It is a game where lettered tiles are used to spell words.  Nick was struggling to pick up the tiles.  We...... Read More

You can’t always count the cost.

You can’t always count the cost.

In Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland, there is a large 767 airplane in a field.  It is part of the Quirky Glamping Village.  As you know, Nick loves planes and we were told we had to see it.  He thought it was very funny. Over the weekend, we heard...... 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

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

Choosing the better part.

Choosing the better part.

Nick doesn’t feel obligated to do things just because it is expected.  He carves out his own path in most social settings. Our oldest son Ryan was getting married to Tiffany in May of 2001.  Karen and I organized a bridal shower for her in early...... 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

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