This weekend as we got out of the car in a busy grocery store parking lot, and I immediately reminded my son who has autism to “hold my hand we are in a parking lot”. I thought to myself…. Do people know? When they see my seven year old son, who is nearly taller thanContinue reading “Do They Know?”
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Come walk a day in our shoes.
Spend the time walking beside us and understand how hard he works to access our world each and every day. I hope you see that he brushes my shoulder each morning to wake me before the sun. That I gently dress him, brush his hair, his teeth and am working on teaching him to doContinue reading “Come walk a day in our shoes.”
21 Lessons From Autism in 2021
21 Lessons From Autism in 2021: 1. In their own time, in their own way. 2. People are curious and want to understand how to help, asking questions is just often uncomfortable. 3. It has brought some of the strongest, and most genuine women I know into my life. 4. Your behavior, as a parent,Continue reading “21 Lessons From Autism in 2021”
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.”
A love letter to my fellow autism mom.
The love language for a special needs parent to feel seen, accepted, and understood is as simple as a head nod, and a “me too” on a zoom call or a quick chat on the phone. Or maybe even in the grocery store where your child is having a hard time. If you’ve ever beenContinue reading “A love letter to my fellow autism mom.”
A letter to the struggling autism mom.
Mama, I see you, and I feel your heartache. I understand that every single day is a back and forth balance of finding the joy and grieving the life you thought your child would have. Your days are now filled with therapy appointments, IEP meetings, arguments with insurance and sleep deprivation. You are now leadingContinue reading “A letter to the struggling autism mom.”
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”
My love for him, and my love for the holidays
My love for him and my love for the holidays had to be kept separate before this year. My sister and I could hardly sleep on Christmas Eve, we would cuddle up together in our matching pajamas but we were always too excited to sleep. We would wake before the sun, “sneak” down the stepsContinue reading “My love for him, and my love for the holidays”
Mama grief runs deep…
It creeps in late at night, when she can’t sleep – because she’s worried about every little detail from the day.