Category Archives: Family

Sometimes I’m Wrong

At first, I wasn’t sure what to think. In my experience, usually when t.v. shows are made about people with disabilities simply living their lives they tend to be sickeningly drippy. Think Tiny Tim meets Superman. Get the picture? Most … Continue reading

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About Leah’s Life. And Her First Date…

Hi Everyone, This is Leah, Lorraine’s black lab service dog. My mommy has had this blog for a few years now, and lately, she has been having various people guest post on it. I asked her if I could take … Continue reading

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My Greatest Hope for Him

My line of thinking about this subject is different than most. Not very popular. Outside the norm. But I believe it with every fiber of my being, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. My dance instructor is a … Continue reading

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A Leg To Stand On

They say a diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I will take dogs over diamonds any day. The darkness in Dr. Tom’s eyes spoke volumes as he quietly closed the chart. My fears had been confirmed.  The cancer was … Continue reading

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Rise From the Ashes

We all crash and burn.  It is a sad fact of life.  We can be making progress on our journey, and then out of nowhere something unexpected can knock everything we know to be true on its butt.  As the … Continue reading

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A Man of Few Words

When my dad called me last week to tell me that my grandfather was in the hospital, I wasn’t all that concerned.  Pops was a tough guy, and he had survived a stroke and numerous other health problems throughout the … Continue reading

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Protected: I Respectfully Disagree

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Better Than Disney World

“I want money towards a trip to Disney World,” my nephew said confidently as if there were no other logical answer on the planet.  Excitement filled in his brown eyes, and the long dark hair that usually covered some of … Continue reading

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Taking A Stand

I was frustrated to no end. I got a call on Thursday afternoon from my mother.  I was out and about getting my hair cut and running errands, so she left a message on my cell. “Call me back as … Continue reading

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Sometimes “Cruelty” is Kind

When I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at eighteen months of age, my family embarked on a whole new world.  This strange new place was one where my parents had never been before.  “Disability” became part of their everyday vocabulary, … Continue reading

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