Shine.

For a few magical hours Friday night, Jon was a king. For one night, he was in a place where his disability didn’t make him a minority, but instead, raised him up to shine. Friends, you know I have no loyalty to any sports teams or athletes. I choose who I’m rooting for based on … More Shine.

SONJ, 2017

In case you are an occasional reader of my blog, here’s the background you need in order to understand this post: My youngest brother, Jonathan, has Down syndrome. He is one of my favorite people on earth. Jonathan, also known as Jon, Jonny, J-Bear, Jonny bo Bonny, Jonny Joo Joo, and more, is one of … More SONJ, 2017

Jonny is My Hero

One of my favorite days in the year is soon approaching: World Down Syndrome Day! This is the day we come together to raise awareness globally and to support the rights, well-being, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. I’ve shared before what this day and Down syndrome mean in my life, but now I have … More Jonny is My Hero

Readying for Halloween

We did not celebrate Halloween in the home I grew up in. We did the whole ‘Harvest Celebration’ substitution that certain Christian homes subscribe to. Somewhere during the time when I was already an adult and my younger two brothers were still teens, the word Halloween was allowed to be mentioned. And then, all hell … More Readying for Halloween