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Christmas 2010

For many years Doug has not been able to spend the holidays with me. Every other year we travel to Iowa to visit family. Taking Doug out of the state, away from his doctors, is something that I cannot handle. … Continue reading

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The young hulligans.

Developmentally Doug was behind most the kids his age.   Potty training was near impossible.  He never could figure out how to jump rope.  He was clumsy and unsure of himself through elementary school.  Socially he never could figure out how … Continue reading

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Memories from the attic.

For whatever reason, my dad felt like he wanted to live in a more affluent neighborhood.  He began looking for a new home for us when I was in the 6th grade.  Although I loved where we lived and hated … Continue reading

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Bourbon Kisses

I remember a lot about my childhood. I remember living on Gardener Park Drive. We lived at the end of the street, near a cow pasture where we would climb a fence to explore only to be chased out by … Continue reading

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God does not speak in a loud thunderous voice.

When I was a young girl, my mother volunteered for our church to deliver meals to elderly shut-ins, and to the underprivileged in our community.  I remember once, sitting in the car with my father while mom ran a box … Continue reading

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Taking down previous posts.

I have decided to rethink the way in which I want to share with you the life of my son.  I initially thought I wanted to start when he was young, and cover some events in his life that I … Continue reading

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Dirty Little (not so secret) Secrets

Adventures at Aunt Bobbie’s Continue reading

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“…we never knock, ’cause nobody’s there”

Doug was able to come home to us on my father’s birthday. He was the first born grandchild in the Boshamer side of the family. Dad was so proud to hold his tiny grandson in his arms.  I heard him … Continue reading

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How it Began.

I was 18 when I became engaged to my first husband, 19  when I married. Yet, by the time the wedding day rolled around I knew that I was not in love. 

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Introduction

I am a 54 year old mother of three.  My oldest is 32. He is mentally ill. When Doug was 14 he began seeing things that were not there and began believing things that were not true.  By the time he … Continue reading

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