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And Then It Won an EMMY

Last December I think I mentioned that our family was asked to participate in an interview with the KTVK-3 news station here in Phoenix regarding our church‘s over-the-top, incredibly wonderful special needs ministry – In His Image.  We were thrilled at this privilege and had a emotional time sharing what the ministry means to our…

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Special Needs Beware!

Our family was seated at the very back of the enormous dining room in the Drury Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina at about 8:15am this morning eating our breakfast. I was feeding Ruby, our beautiful non-verbal 7-year-old African princess who also happens to be a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Part way through breakfast we found…

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Yet Another HUGE Milestone

While sitting down to write this post, I started texting with Ruby’s former caregiver, Lindsey, about some essential oils she had ordered.  I remembered that I hadn’t told her about Ruby’s latest milestone. Although Lindsey stopped caregiving to attend Occupational Therapy school, she was a significant part of Ruby’s healing.  Ruby adores her and Lindsey…

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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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Ruby’s Incredible Reach

There is no doubt that many are terrified of needs like Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy, Quadriplegia, Epilepsy, Spina Bifida, rare chromosomal anomalies and a host of other things. And I readily admit that 30 years ago some of those things would have completely freaked me out.  But as we grow into a deeper understanding of God’s…

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Her Little Studmuffin

As Ruby started to heal, it became perfectly clear our sweet chica loves people.  She wiggles, giggles and squeals when she meets anyone.  We make every effort to introduce her to anyone who is willing to meet her.  She love, love, loves people!! Of course, her sibs adore her.  They all have special names for…