Category Archives: Jonathan

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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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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What a day!

There are some days that will be forever etched in my memory; days which I can call up from beginning to end that will always bring a huge smile to my face.  My wedding day was one of these.  So … Continue reading

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The Buddy Walk Blues – NOT!

It was the kind of day that makes you forget everything about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it – and then makes you kick yourself for being such a jerk. From the moment it was clear the kids were going to miss the school bus, I was in full-on whirling dervish freak out mode, realizing the items on the to do list were too long and that the day – and my temper – were way too short. Continue reading

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Why I walk

Tomorrow is Savannah’s Buddy Walk.  We have frequently bragged about our local group, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, and the terrific job they do with awareness in the Savannah area.  I am amazed that after only 5 years, they attract … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday…and Buddy Walk plug

The Savannah Buddy Walk is this Saturday.  Sign up for the J-Walkers here (up to 8:00 PM on Thursday), or at Forsyth Park starting at 8AM on Saturday morning.  J-Walkers meet at 9:50AM just left of the stage.  Look for … Continue reading

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