On Thursday, February 23, 2023 I had the honor of being named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Envision Greater Fond du Lac (Wisconsin). Envision is the Chamber of Commerce for the area that includes the small town of Waupun, WI. Our store is located in Waupun. Let me set the record straight, I don’tContinue reading “The Speech that Never Was”
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Soundtrack of our life, disc 2.
Our wedding day, November 24, 2007. It was a beautiful day in Fond du Lac, WI. At this time, Michelle and I were living in Allentown, PA. Long story why we were living there, we’ll save that for another entry. Michelle was busy planning our wedding 5 states away. My favorite part of the planning,Continue reading “Soundtrack of our life, disc 2.”
This One is Different, Happy Birthday to Me!
I don’t like birthdays. Never have, never thought I would. I like to celebrate accomplishments. Celebrate doing something, achieving something. I’ve always thought celebrating a birthday was kind of weird. I mean, everyone has one, what’s so special about having one. I dislike birthday’s so much that if there is something I want and myContinue reading “This One is Different, Happy Birthday to Me!”
What do you say?
Sometimes in life we see someone, something and we have sympathy for a total stranger, we connect on a level, if it is just for a few minutes, that we rarely connect with. I’m a believer that often we miss these time. We are too busy avoiding strangers instead of making connections. I’ve very guiltyContinue reading “What do you say?”
Our child brought me back to my career goal.
This week I took a huge step to achieving of of my goals. I’m 41, this is a goal I had as a young child. A goal that I really didn’t think I would accomplish, that all changed in 2016, just 4 years ago. In most every other blog post I talk about our children,Continue reading “Our child brought me back to my career goal.”
He’ll be fine.
February of 2017 we left Children’s Hospital in Madison, knowing we would be back. Well, we are coming back this week! In February of 2020 we realized Malix needed his tonsil’s removed. They were really swollen and apparently it’s common for a child with Down Syndrome to need them removed. Covid came and all “elective”Continue reading “He’ll be fine.”
Like a Turtle
I am not a patient person, not at all. I acknowledge this as one of my weaknesses, but frankly I think it’s a strength. Malix is not patient either, and after his heart surgery on January 25, 2017, that is just fine. Our journey, we last left off when Malix returned from surgery. Late afternoonContinue reading “Like a Turtle”
Hi Again, I’m Tom
It’s been a while (2 months) since I’ve updated my blog on here. So much is going on in our crazy world and frankly, I just thought you had more to worry about in your life than to hear of our journey. In the past week, 4 friends have asked me why I stopped. ThatContinue reading “Hi Again, I’m Tom”
Right now is my action time, soon will be yours.
“Would a Heart Transplant be a better option.” Is all I asked. “Malix does not qualify for a Heart Transplant.” Dr. A responded. “If Malix did not have Down Syndrome, would we be looking at a Heart Transplant.” I asked. The answer shocked me. Imagine this, the time December 2017. We are in a meeting,Continue reading “Right now is my action time, soon will be yours.”
We Are The Lucky Few!
So far this blog has been in order of our journey with Malix. I am going to go a little off track. In August of 2016 we had a family over for dinner, the last few minutes of the night changed how we interacted with other families that have a child with Down Syndrome, untilContinue reading “We Are The Lucky Few!”