I created this movie over the holiday break, Dec. 2008 -- the story of our first 10 years of life together since adoption. I gave a draft copy to Willie at Christmas 2008 and continued to make updates and published the final copy on Dec. 30, 2008.

Willie is now approaching his 17th birthday. He was taken from his birth-mother at 8 months of age and lived in foster care until he was 5-years old. We adopted Willie as a 5-year old (June 1999) from "Minnesota's Waiting Children" and he started Kindergarten in Sept. 1999. The dog you see in this movie is Kaiya. Willie adopted her from the Human Society on his golden birthday (April, 2004).

I hope you enjoy this photo-story, "For the Love of a Boy Named Willie".

One of my favorite quotes from a wise soul:
"Step by step,
pace by pace,
slow and steady,
wins the race"
(Willie Richard Olson Nikunen, 2003).

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