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What You Hold Holds You

What You Hold Holds You

When I was growing up there were commercials on T.V. for the fast food restaurant Burger King.  The theme in them was, “Have it your way, right away.”  It was the Burger King’s attempt to woo away McDonald’s customers. You see, back in the 1970’s, it was a hassle...

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Sometimes the Future is Now

Sometimes the Future is Now

There was a time when my idea of the future for Josh and I spanned decades.  That was before the accident.  In the days after the accident, our future was simply the minute in front of us.  Neither I nor the doctors knew if Josh would live.  And in those moments as...

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REAL Love

REAL Love

It would be great if real love in real life was the way that it is portrayed in movies, on television and in print.  All shined up and perfect.  Always exciting.  But real love isn’t really like that. Real love is hard work.  Real love requires us to pay attention....

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Breadth and Depth

Breadth and Depth

A powerful storm blew into northeast Ohio off of Lake Erie on July 4, 1969.  We watched the skies become ominous out over the water and the idea of seeing a tornado seemed vey exciting until cooler heads prevailed and stern directives were issued by the adults for...

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I Wish I Could …

I Wish I Could …

Josh’s Speech Therapist was always so caring and patient with Joshua.  She encouraged and stimulated him daily to try to open his mouth, move his tongue, purse his lips.  Anything that would bring him one step closer to being able talk and eat again.  She did this...

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Welcome to the World, Josh!

Welcome to the World, Josh!

The first time I held my newborn son I wept and I could not stop. The love I felt inside came out in tears and quiet sobs.  I couldn’t contain the emotions I felt or find a single word to express myself.  I was overwhelmed and the tears poured forth like a mountain...

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Smiles For Everyone

Smiles For Everyone

I don’t know how to juggle.  But sometimes, life feels to me like what I imagine it is to learn how to  juggle.  Lots of things going on at once.  Plenty of things being dropped – sometimes all together.  Getting hit in the head with a bowling pin.  Narrowly...

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It’s Not Like On T.V.

It’s Not Like On T.V.

T’S NOT LIKE ON T.V. Being in a coma in real life is nothing like the way, at times, it is portrayed in movies, on television or in a book of fiction with their simplified and miraculous versions of healing.  At least our experience wasn’t that way. Joshua was...

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Are You Ever Ready To …

Are You Ever Ready To …

My initiation into the combat arts started all the way back in kindergarten.  There, a boy named Paul who was bigger than any of the rest of us kids was bullying another child.  This wasn’t the first time I had witnessed Paul doing this.  He had been picking on one...

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