Interabled Romance

Our son, Jonathan, who is now 26 years old, has, somewhat precariously, embarked on his journey of romance. This is a new arena for me, coming from a very proscriptive path of coupling practiced in the Bruderhof. Sometimes I wish Todd were here to be a sounding board – to continue his listener job –… Continue reading Interabled Romance

Nina

My mother-in-law, Dorothy Gauchat, bless her, wanted to have her homes that she started at Our Lady of the Wayside be “homelike”.  So she bought beautiful bedspreads, colorful curtains and filled the halls with Gretka Momsen Domer’s delightful artwork of children.  She was irritated if her homes were thought of as institutional, but when you… Continue reading Nina

Nina Demci: I’d rather be born with my disability than acquire it – Part 1

I don't remember exactly when I met Todd because I was never formally introduced. I just always knew who Todd was. He was always there. I never told Todd that I looked up to him because like myself he had an IQ within the normal range. Like Todd did, I had, and have to do… Continue reading Nina Demci: I’d rather be born with my disability than acquire it – Part 1