Keeping It Alive…

A long time ago we read that “traditions” are important to keep families thriving together and we have attempted to keep some traditions very alive as we parent all these treasures still at home. So for the last 38 years married we have held the often wild and crazy tradition of hiking acres of land…

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Our Girl Birdie

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve found bonding to be a delicate dance. Some steps forward, some back, some round-n-round, some waltzing, some tripping, maybe even some head-banging…always overshadowed with large doses of prayer…and then ever-so-slowly things begin to breakthrough… True smiles begin….. And they just keep coming… And most mornings I’m greeted by this expression…

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We Could Have….

What a beautiful week in Arizona!! The weather (for those who prefer the cooler) is just now beginning to cool.  It makes me smile.  This Buffalo-grown girl loves that it’s just now turning from sleeveless-to-short sleeve weather and we’re already well into November. I think it was 1978, Dw was in law school and it…

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Ruby’s Joyous News!!

Wow. Wow.  Wow. You guys are completely astounding and absolutely amazing! The way you all love our miracle girl is beyond words.  We are so very grateful!! I think about a dozen letters came in saying they would be willing to help and  most asking if they could watch the instructional video because they thought…

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Me on Fixing “Stuff”

Once upon a time, like 50 years ago, there was a little girl about 7 years old.  She didn’t like dirt in little nooks and crannies.  She also didn’t like to go to sleep.  Ever. One night when she was supposed to be sound asleep she wandered into the hall bathroom next to her room…