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It Only Matters As Much As You Let It

Fooled be not-money will never learn the lessons for you. It is up to YOU to learn them. How much you learn depends on your effort and determination. The difference maker is tenacity and passion and desire and consistency, not money.

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What’s Your Currency?

We are so collectively distracted by getting and going, and having, and showing that we are not present enough to witness each other as we are learning, and loving, and growing.

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To Ari, On Your Tenth Birthday

Echo of Hope

February 16, 2022.

Well big guy, you did it. Ten years old today. I’ve never written you a letter on your birthday, but I’ve dreamed of your tenth for so long I can’t help myself.

I remember the day you were born, thinking “Who is this kid? Who is he going to be?” I held you in my arms for the first time in bed space 4 in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital, dreaming of the life that was ahead of you, not sure you’d even get the chance to have one.

Boy, did you have one.

I’ve watched you grow up, been there for everything, and I couldn’t be prouder of you. I remember so much about your younger days. I don’t want to forget one detail so I’ve been writing memories down furiously lately. Here are some of my favorites.

Before you were born…

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The Magic Apple

ipads make me cry. I bet you can’t guess why.

An Open Letter to Steve Jobs,

Just a suburban mom from the east coast here with a dire need to thank you! See, a little over nine years ago my son Stephen was born with albinism. At the time my husband and I knew nothing at all about the genetic condition we passed on to our son. We had only the information the doctors gave us.
And what they gave us was a lot of “nevers” and “unlikelys”.
He will never drive a car because his vision is actually considered to be blind, legally speaking. He may not rise a bike or play sports of any kind. It is unlikely he will read well as access to enlarged print is very expensive and difficult to order.
We could not know, that a man with a brilliant mind, was rapidly changing the way the world would communicate, watch tv, listen to…

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Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality

Dear Stephen and Joseph,

Your third and first grade school year is coming to an end. There is a little bit more than usual going on right now, as there usually is this time of the year. We have ice cream parties and field day mixed in with birthday celebrations and spring concerts. Then there are the baseball games and track meets and don’t forget flag football playoffs.  Oh and for a little extra on top this year we are also preparing for our Spark Friends to come and visit next week. We are training our precious puppies and rearranging some of the rooms in the house. I often wonder what that feels like to you guys. Is it exciting? annoying? exhausting? Do you even notice? Is it hard to keep going to sleep at the same time even though the sun stays up so much later now?

I can tell…

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