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We bought our home in 2007 prior to the market crash and before the diagnosis of spina bifida blessed our family.  Our home has seventeen stairs with all the bedrooms on the second level.  Davey has conquered the flight, but it's tiring for him to go up and down several times.  Maggie has yet to climb one step of the stair mountain.  Her little world is the floor of our home, and the stairs cut her independent exploration in half.  The thick carpet, small kitchen, narrow door jams, and stairs make it difficult for a walker or wheelchair to be used.  As a Realtor, I'm always studying floor plans and looking for homes without stairs, but we live in Utah where basements are king and almost every home has multiple levels.  My list for "someday" is long.  There are many families who have the same accessibility challenges, so we focus on what we love about our home and get used to the stairs.

Yesterday I transferred all the pics and videos from my phone to the computer.  I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness!  We love one another, our neighborhood, church congregation, extended family, new gas station, teachers, puppy, doctors, jobs, scenery, and stairs.  There is a line in the scriptures that says, "I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me." Alma 29:3.  So I stayed up last night putting together a video.  It's a reminder of why "someday" isn't that important.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cPWgiF6-P0&feature=youtu.be








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  1. Millie, you are 'our song' ! Thanks for this special message of love, remembrance,and testimony. Oh I miss you!

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    1. Mom, I decided this song was the only suitable one to fit the mood I was feeling. You and dad taught me the importance of gratitude and family. Miss you too!

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  2. What a powerful family you are!!!!!! We love you, thank you for being so inspiring!! xoxo

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  3. I love this so much Millie. I'm willing to put in man hours and money to get your current house the way you guys need it! I can't bare the thought of you guys ever leaving. That video is just the cutest. Love you guys so much!

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    1. Hil, we couldn't leave you :) Love you too!

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  4. Great video, It is so wonderful to see you giving all your children every opportunity to live life to the fullest. Love the video of Davey climbing up the rock...that's what boys do. You both are an example of the best parents for kids with special needs.

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    1. Thx Zee. You've always been so kind and supportive.

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  5. I love that ideal Hillary, let's all just tear the current house down and build a new one so they can stay. I'll help too. I'm afraid I've heard some of the plans and I don't think the "some day house" will fit on the lot.

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    1. Stacey, you are right, I have big plans for my "some day house". Doesn't everyone? But for now, I'll just keep adding to the list and enjoy what I have :)

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  6. Millie, I so love every time you post to your blog. Your family is such an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for sharing special moments. I love that you end with the picture in front of the temple. That's what is truly important - eternal families. You are a special wife and mother.

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    1. Margaret, thanks for saying such nice words! I'll try to live up to them today, and you're right, the temple gives the perspective we need.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your family with us in that video. You guys are such an inspiration to us!

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    1. Natalie, I don't know about an inspiration, but I am ready to get to work on PTA stuff. Let me know when you need me.

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  8. Awe inspiring! Such a beautiful video!

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