Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Easter Equation

Unconditional love + amazing grace + redemption = Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Remedies by Wade

That's not a broken spot on the kitchen counter top.  
It's a leaf!

How do you fix a headache?
Why with a Band-Aid, of course!

When children don't close their eyes when they pray...
a parent has to help them.

(Oops!  George is curious!)

All food has artistic potential.
This is the house that Wade built.  


If your glasses keep sliding down your nose,
just hold them up with your feet.

When the dishwasher breaks,
make sure you have older brothers.

The more often you draw Grampa...

...the better he looks!

Randall is amazed.

So is Chris.

Which introduces one last piece of advice:
when your eyeballs seem to be leaving,
smile big and no one will notice.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

World Down Syndrome Day 2013

Some of the best words are pictures. 
Look at them with your heart.

Happy World Down Syndrome Day 2013! from Conny Wenk on Vimeo.

...from Conny Wenk whose camera captures the extra behind the ordinary

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Evolving Before Our Eyes

Wade has been quite proud of being a big boy for some time now, so I was a bit astonished to hear this conversation with Grandma.
Grandma:  Come along, little man.
Wade (indignantly):  I'm not a little man!  I'm a woman!
Several days later Wade mumbled something about a woman.  I didn't catch what he said, so I asked him to repeat.
Wade:  Mumble, mumble, mumble...Woman!
Me:  What about a woman?
Wade:  Mumble, mumble, mumble, mumble...Woman!
Me:  Are you a woman?
Wade:  No!!  Mommy--woman!  Christopher--camel!  I'm an angel!  

It's evolution happening before our eyes! I remember only a few years ago when he thought he was a monkey. He seems to be advancing through the evolutionary process much faster than the rest of us. And notice the steps of progression:
  monkey (camel)...

And all I've got to say about that is

I'm already in the third stage!

The angel wipes the tears of the camel.