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.
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”
I feel kind of old tonight. Why, you ask? It’s because there’s a new group of families at Canine Companions for Independence in Orlando this week being matched with assistance dogs. The timing is impeccable as the group kicked off training as International Assistance… Continue Reading “It’s International Assistance Dog Week”
The staff at the Conductive Education Center of Orlando had some big plans for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They moved into a new facility. For many years, J.P. has spent time at CECO. It’s a wonderful place for children with motor disabilities that… Continue Reading “School makes big move”
Things are busy in the Cousins’ household in the morning. If J.P. had a good night, he usually will sleep until well after the sun comes up, but upon awakening, things get a bit hectic. We still keep a log of his diapers just… Continue Reading “Mornings with J.P.”
In just one week, we’ll be waking up in a dormitory and beginning our training to get J.P.’s canine companion. We’ve already received our textbook and will be studying to prepare for our classes. You must pass daily quizzes and an exam before you… Continue Reading “The packing process begins”
I’ve considered blogging for a long time. I’ve thought about the early years as my wife, Paige, and I tried to navigate our way through life with a special-needs child. We’ve learned a lot as we’ve worked to find the smoothest path to provide… Continue Reading “Why blog now?”
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