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.
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.
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.
Today I was reminded of another great truth by Nick. Arden, Nick and I were watching a local figure skating competition this afternoon. The competitors were not elite level skaters. Most of the kids were pre-teens who were at the beginning levels of competitive ice skating. There were lots of mistakes and falls. I was sitting… Continue reading “I like that dress.”
Back in 1997 when Nick was 18, all the other kids were playing Nintendo video games. Nick especially liked Super Mario Brothers. He kept asking everyone if he could play with them. The kids were very competitive and liked to see who could reach the highest levels, while collecting items and not dying. They didn’t always… Continue reading Find a way to make it work.