Last week Collier said something to me that broke my heart. While on the way home from speech he turned to me and said, “Mom I wish I didn’t have autism. I wish I was normal like all the other kids.” For a moment I couldn’t breathe, I almost felt like my heart had stoppedContinue reading “Wonderfully Made”
Create a fun visual Easter lesson with Empty Tomb Rolls!
If you are looking for a low mess, high success experiment- this is a good one.
Collier recently broke his arm. We were very lucky in that it wasn’t a bad break and he hasn’t been in any pain at all since it happened. Actually, it only seems to bother him when it’s time to do school, boys right? But it was the timing of the break I found so ironic.Continue reading “Broken Bones and Opened Eyes”
We built and moved into our house almost 15 years ago. While neither big, nor fancy, I had envisioned it being a place that would be as attractive and nice as we could make it. I had a pretty good career then, and while our budget wasn’t limitless, we could definitely afford a large majorityContinue reading “Peaceful Chaos”
A friend of Collier’s passed away from Covid-19 complications a few weeks ago. He was thirty-four years old, but still a peer of Collier’s, as they played on the Achiever’s League baseball team together. You may have heard or seen something about him on Facebook – his name was Chris “Yep Yep” Pettiford, and heContinue reading “A Baseball Friend Goes Home”
Saturday morning started out a lot like other Saturday mornings. Collier and I went to karate, and I was practicing my form after our class. (Yes, I started taking karate with Collier this month as a parent-challenge the karate studio is doing. That’s another blog post entirely. I’m thinking of titling it “Snap, Crackle, Pop”Continue reading “Best-laid Plans”
I think we can all agree that 2020 has been one of the strangest years most of us have ever seen. Honestly, it seems like each month tried to outdo the one before it for craziness. And now we’ve finally made it to the Christmas season. Now I don’t know about you, but I absolutelyContinue reading “Simple Season”
“We must let go of the life we have planned in order to accept the one that is waiting on us.” Joseph Campbell Fourteen years ago this month, I found out I was pregnant. Brian and I were so happy, we had been married six years and were ready to become parents. I guessContinue reading “Letting Go”
I’m not really a sentimental guy, as of late. I guess the life of a special needs parent requires you to toughen up a bit, but there are still times where I start to get a little weepy, nay emotional. Cutting grass for the last time in the fall comes to mind. Hearing the crunchContinue reading “Big Boy Wheels”