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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.  There are so many facts and Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

You not see me.
You not see me.

Today’s Nick story is just plain funny.  We were watching a recorded singing competition TV reality show and although the show wasn’t over, it was time to put Nick in bed.  With a typical kid response, he said, “No I go to bed.”  And also typically as parents we said, “At the end of this Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

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Finding my tribe.
Finding my tribe.

18 months ago I walked into a hotel in Orlando wondering if it would make a difference.  It was the night before the 5th Lennox Gastaut Syndrome Foundation International Conference was starting and I had been invited to meet some of the other attendees ahead of the event. I usually shy away from meeting perfect Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

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Just be patient, I’m a work in progress
Just be patient, I’m a work in progress

As I have mentioned, Nick often will communicate thoughts and ideas through songs and their lyrics.  Today, during his morning bathing and dressing routine, it was Alan Jackson’s song, Just be Patient, I’m a Work in Progress.  It made both Arden and I laugh. The idea is intriguing.  The lyrics are specifically about a couple, Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

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Great perspective. It's like having a front row seat to an absolutely amazing story. You will fall in love with this family, and learn why Nick's life is a life worth living.

Christina Stevulak

Eva amuses us by sharing the perceptive, treasured statements Nick surprises us with. She also makes our hearts ache as we walk with her, and the family, in the dark hours.  Her direct telling of her story as Nick’s Mom lifts us all to compassion and understanding.

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Straight from-the-heart, with frankness and celebration, Eva Gremmert writes about both the difficulties and joys of raising her disabled son, Nick, to manhood.

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Eva Gremmert captures human events and interactions in a simple, straightforward but intuitive way that makes what she has to say profound on a level that engages, teaches, and inspires her readers.

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