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Monday – a New Day, a New Week

Monday – a New Day, a New Week

"I know it's Monday, but it's also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen" - Michael Ely How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was quiet, which is not always the case. Ryan normally bowls on Saturday in the summer.  He...

Fun Friday

Fun Friday

"Everything is Awesome when you are part of a team." - The Lego Movie Ryan Loves the Lego Movie. He really loves the above quote, and dances to it every time we sing it. I have not talked to him today, but since it is Friday I know he is excited.  He loves going to...

The World According to Ryan

The World According to Ryan

“Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.” – C.S. Lewis The World According to Ryan - How time flies. When Ryan was born, time seemed to stop for a while. There was a time when I could tell you the exact number of surgeries that Ryan...

Let’s Get Motivated!

Let’s Get Motivated!

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." - C.S. Lewis!! I have decided that Monday's need to be Motivational Mondays! One reason is because Monday's are hard on many levels. Another reason is Ryan's story.  I...

We are all in this together…

We are all in this together…

"One God, many faces. One family, many races. One truth, many paths. One heart, many complexions. One light, many reflections. One world, many imperfections. One. We are all one, but many." - Suzy Kassem WHEW!  Ryan's Book has launched. I have posted a few blogs. I...

My Mind is Like a Jumbled Mess!

My Mind is Like a Jumbled Mess!

“My mind is like someone emptied the kitchen junk drawer onto a trampoline” - Pinterest Before I go any further, I think I have forgotten something Very Important. I have forgotten the Many people I need to Thank. First of All, Ryan – for being the awesome person he...

Some things still remain the same

Some things still remain the same

I know that there are so many families who struggle every day to take care of a special needs child. In so many ways, our struggle is better than some; but also worse than some. Every child is different and every family struggles differently. When Ryan was born he...

Now I have to market

Now I have to market

“Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started.” —Gretchen Rubin This is so true. I have agonized over this Blog. I loved writing and telling Ryan’s story, but I am not a very “out there” person. Now that his story is on the verge of publication, I...

My first blog post

My first blog post

This is my first blog post on this website. Wow! How exciting is this! I am a first time author and have written a children’s book about my special needs Grandson – Ryan. The Name of the Book is: “My Name is Ryan – I am just like you, but different”. Ryan is not my...