Monthly Archives: November 2010

Pesky Little Brother

Charlotte dances, goes to Girl Scouts and attends school with a great group of girls.  Often her “pesky little brother” is thrown into the mix during our comings and goings with carpools, birthday parties and after school and in school … Continue reading

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Thanks

As I approach this Thanksgiving, I think back to this time almost eight years ago, shortly before Jonathan came into our lives and how much differently I feel today compared to how I felt then.  Back then, self-pity was the … Continue reading

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Where is Dad?

I have been traveling a lot for work lately.  Jonathan left me a phone message this week letting me know that he figured out what I am doing: I’m off fighting crime and bad guys. I think I’ll let him … Continue reading

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Why we made Deedah, and how we hope people will use it

The simple answer is we wanted to demystify what is like to have a child with Down syndrome; to show that Jonathan really is a blessing.  We wanted to encourage parents, and to educate children.  Sometimes someone says it better … Continue reading

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Rated PG

We try really hard not to offend anyone here at Deedah and me.  The blog confronts difficult situations and we discuss sharp feelings, but we avoid the controversy and keep things mostly rated G in this rated R world we … Continue reading

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What might you become, Jonathan?

What Jonathan’s adult life will be like is in the top 5 things I think about in the quiet moments. Let’s face it, he is unlikely to be a surgeon, or Chief Financial Officer, but I suspect he will exceed … Continue reading

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Progress report

I don’t think about Jonathan’s development on a day to day basis.  I don’t dwell on the likelihood that he will need more than 18 years to get through high school.  Rather I take comfort in the fact that if … Continue reading

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We’re more alike than different

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