Sunday, Riley turned 14. One photo for each of the years. Rough start, but through the Journey you have taught me (us) so much about being a parent and who we are. Here is to continued Joy in 2016 and more embarrassing photos. We Love You Riley!
2002… Months in hospital… all behind him/us.
Staying cool… looking cool… 2003
Pool cool… no idea what we are doing/saying… but just laughing 2004
2005… (Just before delivering my baby brother) Mom might be as crazy as Dad and I…
Water boy! 2006
Water Family 2007
My favorite photo. Nothing else to write.
You might think this is Halloween, but maybe just another day around our home… hmmm…??? 2008
2009… Surrounded by AMAZING people #GiveKidsTheWorld
Had amazing time at Give Kids the World… Passes/backstage and all to Disney… Make a Wish Foundation…. Every chance I get I drop in the “spare change”… It makes a difference not only for the child, but makes a family feel normal/special/amazing.
2010… This photo was the cover of the Newspaper on an article impacting babies/special needs #AdvocateMom
This photo appeared in many papers. Stacie has been an incredible advocate for Special Needs. The article(s) was on RSV (breathing issues with special needs). She has since advocated the hell to make Riley’s School the model for the State of Florida (special needs programs). I don’t think there isn’t an administrator in the Lee County Schools who has not encountered (sorry) or head from/of her. I post this and know that she will take it as a compliment (as it was meant… although I have had to act at the United Nations… at times… my role was like causing a peace agreement between ISIS and the rest of the world). We all have our roles in the pursuit of Riley and Special Needs.
Riley’s First Drum Circle! 2011
Keep on Rolling… The State of FL and I disagree about what normal wear and tear is on a 9K wheelchair! 2012
2013… IN the Spirit of #TheSharkToothGuy (Halloween)
I love Halloween! They get more complex every year. Need Votes/Ideas for this coming year. Have ideas, but would love to hear others. I always love a challenge!
2014… On to bigger waves (things)….
2015… Embrace the Dark Side… Halloween Night…
Happy Birthday my beautiful Son!
The Shark Tooth Guy