My screeching phone startled me, and I sat up in my chair on our front porch. It was an emergency alert. It was warning us of a tornado. But what if you were pregnant and it had said, "Warning: special needs child coming!" Five of us were sitting in our screened in porch. Vance, me, my son … [Read more...] about Warning: Special Needs Child Coming!
My son stuttered the words out, "Your-your-your the best mom in the world." I squealed with delight and hugged him as I fought back happy tears. Many years ago, I wished someone had told me how to overcome grief when your child is diagnosed with autism. Most days Kyle can barely say four or five … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Grief After Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism
Laughter is one of the oldest forms of communication existing today. Visit a foreign country, and you can laugh alongside someone who doesn't even speak your language. And you will have an instant bond with them. Why do you need to laugh more often? Read on... One of my best memories ended with … [Read more...] about Why Do You Need To Laugh More Often?
Every once in a while, you see a dad who genuinely sacrifices a life of comfort so his child can thrive. He is a father of a special-needs child: a quiet hero. A dad who shines brightly in a home where the lights should have gone out long ago. To all the men who have been the hero in their … [Read more...] about Father Of a Special Needs Child: A Quiet Hero
I'm leaving my dream home, partly due to autism. We have been nestled in this gorgeous oasis for almost thirteen years. Am I sad? Well, I have decided instead to choose happiness while living life with autism. It's time for us to downsize and get ready for retirement. Four of our five children … [Read more...] about Choose Happiness While Living Life With Autism
I pretend I don't care. My face is poker straight. If Kyle knows I want him to do something, he's going to do the opposite. I play psychiatrist, kindergarten teacher, and frustrated mom on any given day. Waiting On Autism: A Mother's Blessing is my account of how God works in the life of two … [Read more...] about Waiting on Autism: A Mother’s Blessings