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Dan Thorndike

I am an engineer at heart. My passion is fixing cars and knowing how things work. I owned and operated an automotive repair shop for years but sold it to spend more time with what matters most – my family.
Be the Real You

Be the Real You

I recently had an idea to ask some friends a question. The question was: “If you were talking to me and Elizabeth, as the parents of special needs children, what question would you want to ask?” The first question that came up was: “What positive impacts do you see...

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It’s a marathon, not a sprint!

It’s a marathon, not a sprint!

Fixing cars and assembling things is something I am very good at. Writing about me and sharing struggles and wins in my life…. not so much! I am a husband to one amazing woman as well as a father to five amazing kids.  Three of these kiddos have diverse needs, and...

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Our Road to Adoption

Our Road to Adoption

It was in July 2006 when I met my wife Elizabeth. Our first date was a six-hour hike, and I loved how easy conversation came. The thing I remember most though was a conversation we had about adoption. She said that she had always had it on her heart to adopt and that...

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How Down Syndrome Came Into My Life

How Down Syndrome Came Into My Life

Our lives changed deeply on a sunny March day in 2011. My wife, Elizabeth, was in labor and we barely made it to the hospital to receive the epidural she so desperately wanted. She endured natural labor at the birth of our first, and let’s just say, she left her mark…...

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Meet the Thorndikes - Moment to Moment Family

Hi there! We are the crazy cool parents to 5 amazing and crazy cool kiddos. But, first, we are Dan and Elizabeth Thorndike – married 15 years and living this life one moment at a time. We have a full and blessed life, but we are clumsily tackling a journey we never foresaw ourselves living.

Meet the Thorndikes - Moment to Moment Family
THE BEGINNING. OUR SPECIAL NEEDS JOURNEY
It was a surprisingly sunny day in March 2011 when our sweet redhead Shelby entered our lives. As I look back now, the beautiful day doesn’t surprise me. Beauty tends to follow Shelby.
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Elizabeth Throndike

Introverted extrovert – that’s how I describe myself. I absolutely love being a mama but never knew how hard it would be, nor how deeply I could love.
Author Dan Thorndike

Dan Throndike

I am an engineer at heart. My passion is fixing cars and knowing how things work. I owned and operated an automotive repair shop for years but sold it to spend more time with what matters most – my family.

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