When J.P. turned 13 years old, it was a milestone and reason to celebrate. While J.P. was considered by most to be a miracle baby, his medical challenges had the doctors warning us that he would likely never become a teenager.
It was more than a 13th birthday party at J.P.’s house over the weekend. I’m not saying that the very fact that J.P. turned 13 wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, but this party felt different than some others. We began the week at Florida… Continue Reading “Celebrating major milestones”
J.P., Paige and I have had a busy year, and things don’t seem to be calming down. But several people have asked how things are going and whether I’ve stopped blogging. There are still plenty of stories to tell, and I’m hoping to break… Continue Reading “Everything under the sun”
The past few months have been a roller coaster when it comes to J.P.’s health. Shortly after Thanksgiving, J.P. started to have issues where he sounds congested and eventually vomits. For Paige and I, it seemed very similar to what happened while we were… Continue Reading “Rocks and hard places”
Finding a new normal is actually something quite common in the Cousins’ household. Those of us with children with special needs know things change quite often, and we simply must adjust to do what we can for our young ones. What’s unusual is the… Continue Reading “Finding the new normal”
I haven’t been this inspired in a long time, but a nursing home resident with cerebral palsy in Oregon has proven again that people with disabilities can do amazing things. Paul Smith was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child. He was unable to… Continue Reading “Cerebral palsy patient makes masterpieces”
I ran across this story while working this week, and I was amazed. Craig James, 13, of New Orleans, was born with cerebral palsy, but he hasn’t let that get him down. James also has an amazing talent for singing. He’s been doing it… Continue Reading “Friday Fun: He’s an inspiration”
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