Father’s Day

Honoring Grandfather Johnson with a flag on Father's Day. Bryan came to Father's Day dinner on Sunday with a touching card he chose and a gift he purchased for his dad in hand. He was very excited to see his new nephew, sister and brother-in-law, as well as his aunt and uncle. After the meal,…

Conservatory

The last recital. On Friday, Bryan performed in his last recital for The Conservatory. It was a sad, bittersweet performance. Many students performed that evening at the 8:00 program. Bryan was the only performer with special needs. We heard beginning pianists - little tykes whose feet dangled from the bench and played the simplest of…

Concern

A gesture of concern from Bryan. My husband and I had been feeling lousy ever since we received our second booster shot a week ago on Wednesday. We chalked it up to residual effects of the shot which we had experienced each time Moderna was injected into our arms. No biggie. But when 'lousy' continued…

Bonding

Bryan pointing to Dad's shirt that matches the plane - the P-38 Lightning. When asked for his birthday wish list (which is always quite lengthy!) Bryan's top wish was to visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - the National Air and Space Museum at the Dulles International Airport near Washington D.C. with his dad. He…

41

"So, Bryan, how does it feel to be one year older?" asks Grandma. , the 101-year-old. "What is your name, 41?" ...a classic line we use from time to time with Bryan, stolen from one of his favorite movies, "Ben Hur" with Charlton Heston. Now, it's apropos. He turned 41 on Friday, the 13th, and…

Mother’s Day

Bryan showing his nephew his gold Special Olympics medals It was the second time Bryan was with his nephew, Finley, since his birth. Such a difference two months makes! As Uncle Bry jingled the shiny gold medals at Finn, he was riveted to the color and the sound. Already I could tell a difference in…

Back

Track is back once again. It's been three years of virtual meets - of sending scores in to an unknown entity and competing against no one. Today was the first local meet of Bucks County Special Olympics Track and Field competition held at Council Rock North's football field since 2019. The number of athletes was…

Easter 2

Bryan playing "Christ the Lord is Risen today" Last Easter you may remember Bryan crafting his own Eastertide service which he shared via video with Rev. Tim Craven of Lancaster County. This year he celebrated with us in a different way. Mom and dad have been singing with an Episcopalian church choir throughout the pandemic,…

Holy Week

Notes for research On my birthday last week, Bryan asked me after dinner, "What are the Bible verses about Maundy Thursday?" When I tried to dig deeper into what he was looking for, he said that he wanted to know where the Maundy Thursday story was in all four of the gospels. So, I trudged…

Uncle

The first meeting of Uncle Bryan and Finley Bryan Perry. Several years ago, Bryan expressed to me his desire to become a father someday. It broke my heart to think that dream would probably never be realized. But now (thanks be to God!) Bryan has become an uncle. On March 10, 2022, Finley Bryan Perry…