Category Archives: Out In the Town

Family of the Year

It was over 95 degrees and sweat ran off our faces and soaked our nice clothes. Ryan never complained. No matter how stressed Steve and I were, we tried to keep up the joyful mood in spite of the fact we were nearly in tears. Continue reading

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Down syndrome Day Care and Preschool

There were many people in my community who disapproved of our approach and thought we were asking too much from such a young child with so many delays and cognitive disabilities. Continue reading

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Out in Public

Giving in, I undid the harness and dropped it in he nearest trash barrel. Mark got up and took off running after a flock of terrified pigeons. To this day it is one of my favorite pictures. Continue reading

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The Adopt a Family Program

Once we were in the tent, I would safety pin the zipper, so it could not be opened. Mark had not mastered opening safety pins, let alone in the dark! Continue reading

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