Category: Autism

What I like about autism…

Just reading this title makes me want to scratch my head and say, “Well, I never thought those words would ever come out of my mouth!” Is there anything to like about autism?  We sort of cringe when we hear, “He was diagnosed with autism.”  Or maybe our hearts feel sad because this family has no idea what roads they will…

When we least expect it…a compliment

I think some of the best compliments come when we least expect them to…you know, the days you don’t feel like putting on makeup or shaving (guys) and then BOOM! someone pays you a genuine compliment!  It makes you feel really good inside. NOW, we all need to work on accepting compliments too!  TAKE it …you deserve it and TRUST…

My kids have in common…

When you look at your kids, do you notice how different they are?  Or do you watch the many things they may have in common? Well, if you are proud to wear the title “Mom” then the ONE thing that you can say about all your children that they share in common, “My children can make me smile!”  Pay attention…

Shopping Carts helping the Hurricane…

I received a text from a friend and we have lots in common because we both have boys with autism.  So, yes we can relate on so many topics!  He shared his story of how his son worked hard during the hurricane doing the job that most would snub their noses to- collecting shopping carts and making them available for the…

Goose Flesh…

Now, as many of you know, when having a child with autism who looks at everything and thinks of everything in a very literal way, you just never know what he will say!  The other day my son and I were going to the store to pick up something.  He had on his summer clothes – a tshirt and some…

Beauty in the Ashes of Autism

My eyes seem closed as I only see filthy ashes of autism The meltdowns, the violent outbursts, the coldness all around me is what I feel Turning this heart into a raging river of many “hates” as these filthy ashes of autism consume me still Why do others talk about the unique light and beauty in the ashes of autism?…

Too many “Never been able to’s” so I light it up blue!

I light it up blue as a reminder of how different my life would be without you There would be less gratefulness as I took more things God did not want me to take for granted– for granted I would have never been able to SEE the world through literal eyes which brings too many smiles to count, too much…