Several years ago, I spoke to you about my job as J.P.’s service dog. I was practically a puppy at the time, and a fresh graduate from Canine Companions for Independence.
“Thanks for the memory Of rainy afternoons, swingy Harlem tunes Motor trips and burning lips and burning toast and prunes. How lovely it was.” I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in my years at WESH-TV, and I always thought of the… Continue Reading “Thanks for the memory”
It’s been one month since J.P. arrived at Florida Hospital for Children by ambulance. It was the week before Thanksgiving, and we prayed we would make it home in time to celebrate Turkey Day with our family. I can’t believe we’re now wondering if… Continue Reading “J.P.’s hospital stay: 1 month later”
It’s been a busy year, and I’m having a hard time believing it’s already nearing its end. I like to think I thrive in a busy environment, but recently, I’ve frequently felt like I’m struggling just to get the absolutely essential things done. J.P.… Continue Reading “Insurance provides needed help as J.P. grows”
Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m passionate about two things in life: My family and the care my son receives at Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. We spend a great deal of time at the hospital — both inpatient and outpatient… Continue Reading “Pushing for family-centered hospital care”
Dad’s note: In honor of J.P.’s 12th birthday, I’m writing “The J.P. Story,” which looks back at our journey through birth and now approaching teen-hood. I hope you enjoy. The 10th chapter looks at how our extended family dealt with simultaneous pregnancies. To start at the beginning of… Continue Reading “The J.P. Story: Growing family”
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”
My dearest mom, There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you several times. It’s been almost five years since you left us, and I still miss your almost daily phone calls and chance to get together for a meal… Continue Reading “To mom on her 73rd birthday”
It’s officially the holiday season. I know that because I turned the radio in the car on today, and the Christmas carols were playing. As we sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s time to reflect on what has happened this year and what I’m… Continue Reading “Giving thanks”
It’s that time of year, and J.P. appears to be battling something just as cold and flu season arrives. Just before I was supposed to wake up and run Wednesday morning, J.P. could be heard over his monitor, and he just didn’t sound right.… Continue Reading “To hospital or not to hospital?”
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