Nick loves music and he loves to dance. On Friday we were at a surprise ceili celebrating my 60th birthday. My 87 year old relation, Moira “Saddler” Doherty played the piano while we all sang and danced. Just watching Nick brought joy to the rest of us. His feet and hands keeping time. The smile… Continue reading Still Dancing.
I am in awe whenever I witness the kind generosity and love others show to our Nick. It is pretty well know that Nick loves airplanes. He takes the toys with him where ever we go. Some places they have to stay in the car while he goes inside, such as at church or restaurants.… Continue reading I am in awe.
Troy Linn is Nick’s favorite brother-in-law. Well since he has one sister, Troy is the only one. They do love each other. We are grateful for the love and acceptance that our children’s spouses have exhibited to Nick over the years. Our family certainly has been blessed by all three of them, Tiffany, Troy and… Continue reading Troy Boss.
Nick often catches us off guard with the things that he says. The other morning he was still in his bed. Arden had gone in and woke him up to give him the morning seizure meds. Nick kept trying to lay down on his pillow after Arden had sat him up. Finally Arden said, “Are you… Continue reading “Beat it, Dad!”
Nick has a gentle, kind approach when facing the death of a loved one. He acknowledges that the person has gone to heaven and that they are going to get a grave for their body. Over the past few years, when he is visiting someone in the hospital for the last time, his final remarks to them… Continue reading Dealing with death.
We arrived last night at our second home in Ireland. We were all delighted and relieved to be here. Traveling can be rough for anyone, but it can be particularly challenging when one of the passengers has special needs. This trip the airline staff at each location went out of their way to help assist… Continue reading Kindness is always welcome.
One of our dear friends, Martha Jones has been a caregiver for Nick for the past 20 years. As my kids will report, she takes care of all of us, not only Nick. This past week she fell and suffered a fracture to her ankle. She has a boot just like Nick did in March… Continue reading Express gratitude to others.