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.
Years ago a very wise woman taught us that Nick was experiencing anxiety. We had no idea. For a short period of time, Dr. Susan Alling was a part-time caregiver for Nick. She taught us to recognize when increased anxiety was the underlying cause of his acting out behavior. In addition, she showed us techniques to use… Continue reading Make a list!
Today was a rough one. Nick was sick. It might turn out that he just has a cold, but that is the problem, we never know. He kept sneezing. I think that if I was watching our day today on a TV show, I might even think it was funny. It could be considered slap-stick humor. Nicks… Continue reading An up and down day.
We all experience this. There is something that we need to do. We have agreed to it. Others are counting on us. It is looming and for many different reasons, we put it off and do other things instead. We know that there will be consequences that follow our procrastination, but we weigh those consequences against our choice… Continue reading Don’t Procrastinate, Just Do It!
Sometimes lyrics will stick in my head and roll around there for days at a time. It is as if they are my specific mantras for a little while. Recently it has been John Michael Montgomery’s song released in 1992, “Life’s a dance you learn as you go. Don’t worry about what you don’t know.”… Continue reading Life is a Dance.
“The Wizard of Oz” is an iconic film, with great music and wonderful messages. Nick loves to sing, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “We’re off to see the Wizard.” There have been times in my life when I have embodied the various characters while I am seeking either heart, courage, my brain or even home. Lately… Continue reading Pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain!
We operate an income tax business and yesterday was tax filing day in the US. Our tradition is to take everyone in our family out to dinner and so we gathered at a very popular restaurant near our home. It was so crowded that we had trouble getting Nick’s wheelchair through the tables to where we were to… Continue reading Don’t jump to conclusions.