No Surrender… Surrender… oh my…

101 ViewsWith all the energy and excitement surrounding the epic weekend we have planned for my oldest son (3 concerts in 4 days – see my post from 2/1/16), there is a LOT of music playing around our house… even more than usual!  Bruce Springsteen’s “No Surrender” was on recently and the chorus often sticks in my head: We made …

Rock or Roll… a choice I had to make. (It’s not what you think!)

275 ViewsI am sure folks will think the title of this post has something to do with the musical nature of our family… but it ironically doesn’t!  It is about a choice, an epic choice I had to make fifteen years ago…   Fifteen years ago I went to my first ever conference relating to my sons’ blindness, Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis.  At …

For his 16th birthday my son can’t get a driver’s license, so I did this…

1,466 ViewsTwo of my three kids, my boys, are blind.  Like, Braille reading  and white cane using blind.  My oldest son, Michael, just turned sixteen and all of his friends are turning sixteen as well… and all of their birthday celebrations include trips to the DMV for their learner’s permits and eventually… cue the dramatic celebratory music: the driver’s license. …

My Shocking Holiday 2015 Statement: I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas…

110 ViewsI know I know, a Green Christmas? Who the hell dreams of a Green Christmas when they live in a part of the world where there is a strong possibility for a White Christmas?  With my apologies to Bing Crosby and all of you White Christmas fans, please read on…      Let me first say that I am …

I am grateful for the heart of my home: My Kitchen Table…

187 Views They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and in my house, it certainly is.  But the heart of my kitchen and the heart of my family is actually, my kitchen table.   In recent years there has been a lot of talk and studies and social media banter about families not being connected to each …