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.
This week has been more hectic than usual for us. Nick was sick, which is stressful, and we were trying to finish all the things on our lists before we left for Ireland. Throw in some birthday celebrations and friends visiting. It was a full week. Thursday we packed. Nick calls it “final packing day.”… Continue reading Expect the unexpected.
Nick is a big fan of the Seattle Seahawks. He loves watching them play football. He sometimes disagrees with the refs and will yell at the TV if he thinks that the pass was really incomplete. Some times you might think that he is not paying attention, but he is following the game very closely.… Continue reading Nick Loves the Seahawks!
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 doctor wondered if Nick understood what was happening. We took the… Continue reading “I am walking now.”
We love traveling to Ireland. Our first family trip to Ireland was in 1986. We had our 4 children between ages 8 and 3 for two weeks in the local area where my grandparents had emigrated from. 4400 miles from home. It was magical. Having the experience of learning first hand about our cultural heritage is amazing. We… Continue reading Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Nick’s first 4th of July was life changing. He was 10 1/2 months old in 1980 and although he didn’t cry all the time like he had as an infant, he spent most of his waking hours just looking around. He didn’t really seem to respond to any outside stimuli. We had been living in Tacoma for… Continue reading Fireworks on the 4th of July
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 invented the wheelchair. It has made our life… Continue reading What does Freedom feel like?