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Even Ryder the Dog Knows

Our miracle girl is at it again because of our great God’s astounding faithfulness!!  Remember medical professionals said she would never do anything because of her severe brain disease (multiloculated hydrocephalus with over 12 pockets of water that her surgeon and I can count).   Some even said that she wasn’t worth feeding (yes they actually…

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Cheers Coming From The Public Bathroom

Being almost weekend it’s time for a little laughter in anticipation of all that Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays bring! Funny how life works…some days we find ourselves cheering for joy at the craziest things in the most unlikely places… when Ruby does something remarkable!  After all, medical professionals had said Ruby would never, ever…

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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…