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    ... on how someone with a severe disability can fall in love and even get married! http://www.donnathomson.com/2013/01/...ility-and.html
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    ((((((Donna))))))

    I would love to read your blog post on "The Sessions," but when I click on your link, I receive a message reading:

    Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.

    Did you write this in invisible ink? Or are we supposed to use our ESP powers?

    Love & Light,

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    Hi Rose, haha, I think it blinkety blanked out my link because the word S E X is in the title. Oh how funny and old fashioned! Anyway, just click on Blog on the top tool bar and the post is there as the first one. It's a reflection on the woman who married the real life man who had severe post polio syndrome, lived a wonderful life in an iron lung and was profiled in the movie The Sessions with Helen Hunt. Anyway, good look finding it! xoxoDonna
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    ((((((Donna))))))

    Indeed, blanking out your link, because it contains a three-letter word, which we see plastered all over our TV's, movies, and advertisements, is quite archaic! It's 2013, not 1913!

    I waded through the censorship and did find your blog post, per your instructions.

    I will have to wait until The Sessions is shown on HBO or Showtime, since I don't go out to theaters for movies. I have read about the film, so I am familiar with the story.

    My favorite line from the interview is that Mark believed that courage was actually "extreme patience." How well I can see that with my sons. I have always thanked my boys for being patient, as I did whatever I did for them. And I've often thought that their response should be, "what choice do I have? Might as well not fight it."

    But perseverance is courage, in my estimation. As Nick says, "never give up, and never give in." Being able to do that is the definition of courage to me.

    While my boys were never able to date or get married, and I have many times grieved for that loss for them, they have both enjoyed loving relationships with girls in their younger years. Michael had Julie, his classmate until he was 22 years old. They used to spoon when they napped on the floor mats and held hands across their wheelchair trays. And Jon had girls battling over who was going to sit next to him at lunch, and whose turn it was to push his wheelchair, even though Jon could propel his chair on his own. At least they both had that in their lives.

    I pray with you that Nick knows the love that Mark O'Brien found.

    Love & Light,

    Rose
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    Thank you, Rose. I am so happy that your boys had someone special. It's romantic intimacy and exclusive caring that Nicholas wants - don't we all? I'm waiting for The Sessions to come out on DVD as well to see it. We hardly ever go to movies. We just recently figured out how to use the PVR (the royal we - Jim knows how to use it!) - so we record movies and watch them on TV in the evenings. Nothing stopping us going out except the trouble and expense. I love movies though and I've watched the trailer for the Sessions and that's when I knew Nick would love it. It hits just the right tone of gentle comedy, loving dialogue, honesty and clever dialogue. Hope you are all having a good day at your house, Rose! oxoDonna
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    Yeah, I seriously need to find someone to date somehow. Not having experienced anything my peers have on the dating front is severely depressing.

    In the mean time I will take solace in the fact that I have the best guy friend a girl could ever ask for, even if he is never anything more...

    Haven't seen the Sessions yet but it's on my to-watch list.
    Enjoying the excitements of life. Looking forward to what's to come! What a ride!

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    Hi CP Chick, yes it's time you went out on a hot date! What I tell my daughter (able bodied) when she has a long dry spell of no dates is, you have to make yourself available and sometimes that means doing the asking or thinking of another way to declare your interest. It's a new world - go get what you want and be prepared for the possibility of heartbreak because that's just part of everyone's life. Good luck on the dating front and keep us posted OK? We all feel like your mother haha. xox
    Donna, Mum to Natalie (22), ablebodied, kind and beautiful and Nicholas(26), severe CP, non-verbal, tube fed, multiple surgeries, chronic pain, happy kid except when the Liverpool football club or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team are losing!
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