Author Archives: Julie Barclay

Your Own Backyard

When I was getting ready to fly out to bring my son from Ethiopia home almost eight years ago my friend Sue told me a story about her daughter Hayley and another son of mine.  Up to that moment Hayley … Continue reading

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Making Miracles

About a year ago I came up with this idea.  It’s an idea that came from my story, Everyone Needs a Vince, about growing up with my childhood best friend Vince who has Down Syndrome.  In short I told of our adventures. … Continue reading

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I had a really bad night sleep. It started off great but by 3:17am it just went down hill. I still don’t know why my cats have to choose the floor by the foot of the bed in the dead of … Continue reading

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Never Turn

When Nick was in third grade my best friend was dying of cancer.  When we met in college, Kris immediately became my ‘sister’. We were both small town girls who still valued our small town ideals even though we were … Continue reading

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Call me Pollyanna, but I believe in the future.  I’m not giving up. There is potential and it is in the hearts of children, some of them whose beginnings were nothing short of grim. I believe that every child in this … Continue reading

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