Sunday, June 15, 2008


Link to more Conference pics taken by a mom from our Trach Board who is also a professional photographer.
Eric and I have an hour layover in Houston so I thought I'd share a few pictures from the Trach Conference. It's been a long and busy week, but it sounds like everyone enjoyed themselves at the conference. The amount of work involved in traveling with a trached and for some -- vent dependent, child is overwhelming and I am so appreciative of all those families who made the effort. We already have the date picked for our next conference (in 2010), but I'm tucking that information away for now and I'm not even thinking about it for awhile.

Heading home

It's time to board the plane. I have a cute video of Mary and Eric dancing -- I'll post it when I get home tonight.

Here's the video - it cracks me up in the beginning, you can hear Eric's new friend, Berkeley ask Eric "do you want me to save you?"

Photo and video editing at

I just have to add how proud I am of Mary. She is such a wonderful and compassionate person who is so good with our "special" kids. She told me that after every Conference, she has a new "favorite" kid (or kids). While Eric and I headed home, Mary headed to New Jersey for the week. She will be representing our family at my niece's high school graduation.

Wishing you all a good week!


Anne said...

You have every reason to be proud of Mary-she is a wonderful young woman. I just love her so much and shared with my mom last night just how compassionate she is. She's beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.

Evan cried last night because he missed Eric and Mary!!

Rachel Marini said...

That was so sweet! Mary seems like a very compassionate, kind person... you are blessed, with all of your kids.

julie w said...

Mary obviously gets her compassion from her mum, you have every right to be proud of her - and of yourself. Loved the video and liked seeing Jacob 'dancing' in his chair behind!