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Merry Christmas

Can’t believe it’s been almost three week s since our last blog post!   Between Jonathan’s birthday, the school Christmas play, the church Christmas pageant, the Nutcracker (which unfortunately was not to be for Charlotte since she sprained her ankle during … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jonathan

Eight years ago today, in this season of Advent, Phil, Charlotte and I were blessed with the greatest Christmas present imaginable – the gift of a wonderful son and a sweet baby brother. Happy Birthday, Dear Jonathan! You make us … Continue reading

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Random Conversation

Last couple days the kids have been under the weather.  Both were home from school on Friday.  Deedah has a virus, and Jonathan has an ear infection. Jonathan started getting bored Friday afternoon. Jonathan:  “Mom, I want to out to … Continue reading

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Perfectly Human – Why are we here?

I was asked to guest blog over at Thin Places for the Perfectly Human series: Every day when I return home from work, as soon as I am through the front door, I can hear Jonathan scampering toward me yelling … Continue reading

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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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