“Let it Shine!”

Lisa:  Well folks, it’s almost that time of year.  Night to Shine 2020 is less than 48 hours away.  For those of you unfamiliar with this incredible event, it’s sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and is essentially a prom for special needs people held at various Christian churches all...

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“Part II: Sydney, Australia 2019”

Lisa:  The Sydney Opera House is an incredible architectural masterpiece.  Shaped like the sails of ships, its unique and iconic shape makes it hard to miss.  I remember seeing it as we descended toward the airport upon arrival.  The opera house is nestled in the heart of Sydney Harbour and...

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“Part I: Sydney, Australia 2019”

IMG_1400 (Video above is of Sophie at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on departure day) Lisa:  Hello friends and family!  For those of you unaware, we had the incredible opportunity to travel to Sydney, Australia and just returned three days ago.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime!  While there, we...

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“Household Coordinator”

Lisa:  Well, we hit another milestone today.  Sophie paid her own medical bill online with my assistance.  Why should I be surprised?  After all, she is the one who helps me use the navigation system in my car, helps me figure out how to use GoogleDocs, and is my technical...

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“Go Green…Go Sophie!”

Lisa:  We are slowly trying to detoxify our bodies here at home and clean up our home environment.  Sophie has started making her own household cleaners.  Quite honestly, after reading the ingredients on the bottle of an all-purpose cleaner from Walmart, I was alarmed.  Most of the ingredients are actually...

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“Bank Shot…SCORE!”

47C27350-1751-40EB-B79D-DB9A13C3D526 ECA5F8CD-8E3A-4890-A284-8AAED2D918B6 Lisa:  As part of our quest to have her become more independent, we decided it was time for Sophie to do her own banking.  These videos are of her making her first deposit independently at PNC Bank.  I am so proud of you Sophie! Sophie:  Thank you Mother....

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“My Heart is Melting”

   Lisa:  What a weekend it was.  Friday’s “Night to Shine” was one of the most special nights we’ve had in a long time.  Again, many thanks to Christ Community Chapel for an outstanding event.  Thanks to Megan, Sophie’s buddy for the night, and thanks to my lifelong friend Liz,...

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