Category Archives: Jonathan

Fish and Pizza

Last weekend, we headed up to Atlanta.  On Saturday, Brooke went to the Downsed Conference, while I visited with my brother and his family.  So here goes, a dang near perfect day. First off, the kids slept in so I … Continue reading

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Then Jonathan says…

We went to the neighborhood pool last Monday.  One of the swim team organizers saw Jonathan and Charlotte and gave them their trophies.  Frankly, I’m shocked they recognized the kids.  We went to several practices early in the summer then, …uh…we didn’t. … Continue reading

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Finding out

Warning, this is a long post.  Grab the big mug of coffee. Brooke’s post on finding out about Jonathan’s diagnosis of Down syndrome brought back memories of that surreal period; when we found out we were not on the road … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me! …and finding out about Jonathan

Well, Phil let the cat out of the bag – yes I am celebrating a BIG birthday this weekend: THE BIG 5-0!  Today is my actual birthday, but the festivities kicked off on Friday night with a surprise birthday party … Continue reading

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On style

Several months ago, Jonathan became aware of image and started lobbying for a new haircut.  I’m not a real style conscious person, but I have to admit I was glad there was another in the family suggesting a different haircut. … Continue reading

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A very productive meeting

I have never been more proud of my local Down syndrome support group than last night.  Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society ( has done some amazing things in its only five years in existence.  The group has raised a lot of … Continue reading

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Regrets, and the giving tree

In Savannah, we are blessed to be surrounded by majestic live oak trees.  These trees lose their leaves in February, but immediate grow new leaves such that trees are never bare.   Their limbs reach for sunlight and lower branches will … Continue reading

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Hygiene and routine

I’ve always said, “Marriage is the death of hygiene :-).”  But after today, I think I can add another item to that list – summer.  It occurred to me when I was chatting with my neighbor who was mentioning that … Continue reading

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A better parent than me…

Last Friday night we witnessed this exchange. Charlotte ran up to the adults and complained “Jonathan hit me on the back with boogie-board and it wasn’t an accident!” (I quietly congratulated myself for not buying the boogie boards with knives … Continue reading

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On profanity, and pride

Phil and several of you challenged me to blog – so here goes! I am so moved by the comments we’ve received about the film, my children and our family – I can’t even begin to express it.  I, too, … Continue reading

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