What My Mother Knew That Took Me 20 Years to Find Out

My Mom was a big fan of my writing and said, “you should write a book. But I was too busy to write a book. I had a full-time job, three kids, and three dogs at home. Jessica, as documented in many blogs, needed help with every daily life skill.

Brady’s Extraordinary Birth Story, as Told by Nana

Our youngest daughter Carly has a blood clotting disorder called von Willebrand Disease (vW). Giving birth can be extremely dangerous if not monitored correctly. This is the courageous story of Carly giving birth to her first child.

An Unbelievable Coincidence

His nickname was Mr. Handsome, and although I loved him, I also knew he wasn’t that handsome. But he was beautiful to me from his skinny legs to his unique crimped tail. His given name was Cicero. And he was our first Italian greyhound. The breed is also referred to as “I.G.” or “Iggy,” andContinue reading “An Unbelievable Coincidence”

Feeling the Hi! with Jessica Today! ❤️

We just had our second visit since February! Sharing the Hi! Please sign-up for one blog per week!

Finally Seeing Our Daughter Jessica After 54 Days Apart

Today was our first-time seeing Jessica after 54 days–I was not sure how this was going to play out. Jess enjoys facetiming with us, but I was concerned that she would not understand why we were unable to touch her even though we were visibly in front of her. My husband, Mitch, insisted that weContinue reading “Finally Seeing Our Daughter Jessica After 54 Days Apart”

My First Mother’s Day Without a Mom

My Mom passed away on February 6, 2020 before we “knew” about the impending Pandemic. We were able to say Good-bye to Mom in a traditional way, surrounded by friends and family in comparison to how people are mourning during social distancing. This is my first Mother’s Day without a Mom. Mom was honest, generous,Continue reading “My First Mother’s Day Without a Mom”

FACE-TIMING with JESSICA a Magical Moment

Coronavirus has changed all our lives in so many ways. One of the saddest changes is the absence of seeing and hugging family. But through sadness, in our situation, we found some illumination and a bright light that brought a smile to my husband Mitch and myself. Our eldest daughter, Jessica ( age 38), isContinue reading “FACE-TIMING with JESSICA a Magical Moment”

Connecting with Others: Our Daughter Jessica Started My Path to Writing and Receiving

Our eldest daughter, Jessica, has a rare chromosome abnormality, uses a wheelchair, and needs total assistance with all daily life skills. Jess was born in 1982 and within the year we knew that there were many developmental issues. Jess just turned 38 years old and is a joy to all who know her and loveContinue reading “Connecting with Others: Our Daughter Jessica Started My Path to Writing and Receiving”

Have you Looked at Your Hands Recently?

Back in 70’s when Mitch and I started dating, he drew a picture of me.  His photo was pretty good, I was impressed. The details were there, hair and face looked familiar and perspective was good.  BUT, then I looked down at the hands and he drew reptiles!  Yes, I still married him four yearsContinue reading “Have you Looked at Your Hands Recently?”

What’s So Funny? Laugh Meter

In 2005 my husband, Mitch, created a Laugh Meter to determine humor reactions; it’s based on a scale of 0.5-10. .” It took Mitch over 2 years of observation to finalize the rankings. When mitch doesn’t get my jokes I typically say, “you have no sense of humor.” He’s just not “laugh out loud” funny.Continue reading “What’s So Funny? Laugh Meter”

2020 Vision of CHANGE as Told by Self-described Germaphobe

As a kid, I had pneumonia several times. It was during the 1960’s and the pediatrician made house calls. House calls didn’t mean a phone call, it was literally the doctor coming to our house. The pediatrician, with his little black bag, would arrive and provide medical services and check-ups as my nervous mother paced the room.Continue reading “2020 Vision of CHANGE as Told by Self-described Germaphobe”

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