20 December 2012 ~ 2 Comments

A Journey of Outrageous Proportions

It seems like both yesterday and forever ago that I admitted Jonathan to Heritage School on May 2, 2011. I was an emotional wreck! I made the pilgrimage to admit Jonathan at Heritage myself on May 1-2, 2011. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for him to come home. How the decision came about […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Why Is the Sun Up in the Middle of the Night?

I’m in Chicago on a couple hour layover. It’s 4:10 am according to my body, but Chicago believes it’s 6:10 am. I left LAX at about 10:45 pm. All this makes for a short night, but I’m sure my body will painfully remind me of that in short order once I arrive in Christiansburg, Virginia. […]

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12 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

“A Christmas Carol” at Heritage School

We drove straight through on Sunday, leaving Simi Valley about 3:15 pm and arriving at our hotel in Provo, Utah, almost exactly 11 hours later. After sleeping in, we went to Heritage and reunited with Jonathan. It was a wonderful feeling and a great reunion. We had lunch at Kneader’s, an AWESOME place if you’re […]

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08 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Birthday Trip to Utah!

This Sunday, December 11, Colleen, Josh & I leave for our drive to Provo, UT to see Jonathan for his 16th birthday! His birthday is Wednesday, December 14. We hope to do the 11 hour drive pretty much straight through so we can rest on Monday before seeing Jonathan in the school play (a BIG […]

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27 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

End of Parent Weekend

Well, the final day of Parent Weekend at Heritage went very well. We picked Jonathan up Sunday at 9:00 am and then went straight to a session with our therapist. We reviewed the events of the weekend, sharing a number of details with him about how well Jonathan did on the off-campus visits. When grabbed […]

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24 September 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Another Great Day & Some Spontaneity

It’s late Saturday night. It’s been a very long, but fulfilling day. Our time with Jonathan could not have gone any better really. That’s with all things factored in, given truth AND grace, both of which are so vital to the life of any given relationship. We recognize clearly that this environment, even when we’re […]

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14 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Headed Home

We loved our time here, especially the little bit of time we got to spend with Jonathan. He seems to be adjusting well, though he is not without his challenges that brought him here. I don’t want to give the impression that all was fun and games. This is going to be difficult work for […]

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29 April 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Time Warp, Part 6

Late Friday night, it’s been quite a week since I last posted on Sunday night. We traveled about 1,500 miles through 5 states in 4 days, arriving at the home of some lifelong friends in Damascus, Oregon, only 5 miles from where Jonathan has been since March 28 at Northwest Behavioral Healthcare Services. One of […]

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