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Identify Not Compare

Try to identify and not compare. Man, that’s a hard one! This is something I have been practicing while on my own path towards healing. I was thinking about this concept yesterday, and how it can be applied when reading about different family’s journeys on autism pages or blogs.

 

Think back…Have you ever read a post, or listened to someone speak and found yourself shaking your head in judgement? Ok, maybe you didn’t physically do it, but were you doing…

A Grateful Heart

This evening I am filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.

There are times in this life when it’s very easy to fall into a pattern of focusing on the chaos that is going on.

When you’re heart is breaking on a daily basis because your child is beating himself and you don’t know how to stop it, and you’ve cleaned up bathroom accidents all over your floors for half the day, and you just wish your child could talk to…

I Want You To Know…

To My Dearest James,
I want you to know that I have loved you with every ounce of my being since the day you were born.

I want you to know that my heart has been broken ever since your diagnosis, since you first stopped talking and looking at me. How I miss your sweet voice and the way we used to play and dance together.

I want you to know that you have been my greatest teacher. The lessons I have…

Holy Sh#%!

What a day doesn’t even begin to cover it!

We’ve had tantrums, scenes that looked like something out of “Animal House”, enemas that took 5 people to administer, explosions of all sorts, a naked twelve year old covered in hummus, a scooter in the pool, and a five year old shutting lights off to show us his glow in the dark train tracks while we’re trying to clean feces off of sheets so we can put them in the washing…

How Do You Recognize A Neighbor? 

While attending Family Chapel at Christian’s school yesterday,  I was reminded of the book, “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Truth be told I’ve never read the book, but I couldn’t help but sit there and think that more people should practice the simple lessons that are taught early on. If you don’t consider yourself to be a religious individual, please don’t stop reading this story…It’s not a religious one…Its a human one!

As is common amongst…