How We Learned Happiness

While growing up in a household with two brothers with Down syndrome there has always been one comment that digs under my skin. There are some comments I can let go, like, Wow. Your life must be so difficult. Or, Bless you for your patience. Yes, these too get to me. Because I don’t feelContinue reading “How We Learned Happiness”

The Can/Will Matrix

In my previous blog, “Why Hire Individuals with Disabilities?”, I tried to clear up some of the fears behind hiring individuals with disabilities (Hence the blog title.) Many of these individuals have a unique skill set that can be very valuable for virtually any business. As a community opportunity employer, (Which basically means that IContinue reading “The Can/Will Matrix”

The Vow

This weekend I got the opportunity to speak at the Ohio Sibs Convention—an organization that supports both individuals with disabilities and their siblings. I came to an odd conclusion. I will without doubt, be the sole care provider for my brothers and possibly my sister one day. I had thought about it before. It wouldContinue reading “The Vow”

Becoming Somebody

“Not long ago and not far away, a Nobody named Ordinary lived in the Land of Familiar.”—Bruce Wilkinson, The Dream Giver How many times have you felt like Ordinary? You wake up every morning to the nagging chirp of your alarm, you throw on your average clothes. You go to work, file the same papers,Continue reading “Becoming Somebody”

To Eric and Levi: I Give You My Dream

To my zany, quirky, sassy, spitfire, loving, caring little brothers, Eric and Levi, First I want to say that, from the moment I met both of you, I knew you were special. Not in the way that the world saw you, but in your character, your smile, and your ability to light up a room.Continue reading “To Eric and Levi: I Give You My Dream”