Lessons I’ve learned about marriage while raising a child with special needs.

“We’ve spent so much of our time and marriage teaching our son how to communicate somewhere along the way my husband and I forgot how to effectively do that with each other.”

The gift of time

My word for 2020 is time. This photo popped up in my memories this morning and I think back to when I said “I wish time would stand still”. Well, this year it did. We had moments where we were thankful for the slow down and appreciated the time together, time we wouldn’t have hadContinue reading “The gift of time”

We are building his community

Today I had a talk with Jackson’s pap, he told me about a gift that was waiting for Jackson at his house from a friend of his. They both love trains. One of my favorite parts of this journey is that when people who follow along see trains, they immediately think of Jackson. When IContinue reading “We are building his community”

A letter to my husband

To my husband who chose to stay: That sounds so ridiculous to say out loud, some people are currently scratching their heads because why would I say that? I say it because it’s true….. Thank you for loving me when the diagnosis of autism consumed me, and changed who I was. I was no longerContinue reading “A letter to my husband”

Mother’s Day for a special needs mama

Mother’s Day for a special needs mom does not look like everyone else’s day…..I am spending my Mother’s Day redirecting behaviors that are furiously present this week. I’m not saying this as negative, I’m saying it because it’s true, and I’m recognizing the hard. I try to share the good more than the bad, butContinue reading “Mother’s Day for a special needs mama”