I want Coleman to love things. To love life. To love friends. To love family. To love reading. To love soccer or lacrosse or chess or whatever activity he chooses. Jason is a very loyal, passionate person. He is a super fan of so many things, including Cole and I. I want Coleman to feel … Continue reading I’m A Mormon – Love It
Sometimes I think my life is hard. Like last night when I was running to the bathroom to throw up because of food poisoning and Cole was crying in the kitchen because he thought it was a race and I had left him in the dust. Or lots of times when I have to fix … Continue reading Life is Hard
Life with a quadriplegic is interesting. It requires constant adjustment to things that many people naturally don't have to think about. Shoes have to be pushed out of the pathway if they hope to survive not being run over by a wheelchair. Necessary items like a pen or checkbook or bottle of water are kept … Continue reading Daily Adaptations
It's interesting, being a parent. I can see now how it starts to consume you, this child that relies solely on you for every necessity. It's difficult to separate "life" and "life as a parent." Conversation with friends, neighbors and even strangers changes the moment you have a child. During the first six months the … Continue reading Independence Days
What is it about getting older that has completely changed how I view what I wanted for my birthday? Years ago a friend of mine told her husband and children that all she wanted for Mother's Day was to have them change all the burned out light bulbs in the house. I totally get what … Continue reading The Perfect Present
So, I admit that I knew nothing about the origin of Labor Day until this morning. Then my curiosity was quenched with the help of our good friend Wikipedia. I did some quick research to familiarize myself as to why we get the first Monday in September off as a federal holiday. Did you know … Continue reading Labor Day?
Jason went to the grocery store for me again the other day. He does this a lot. I don't like shopping in general and although he can do many things to help me with Cole, he can't lift him in and out of his crib or up off the ground or make his bottle or … Continue reading I’m Grateful for Bananas