What if I was in a car accident?

Today while driving Eric to an appointment, a car in the next lane swerved and came very close to hitting us. We were OK and in that moment, not in real danger, but it still sent shivers down my spine. One of the things I worry about is getting into a car accident while driving ...

“I cried”

“I cried”
I cried when you were diagnosed I cried because I thought I did something to cause it I cried because I wondered if I would ever hear your voice I cried because I wanted you to live the childhood I imagined for you I cried because I wanted you to have a typical relationship with ...

Sandwiches and Success

Sandwiches and Success
While recently on vacation, Eric was bursting with excitement about going to Disney. But in order to get to the “disney days” he had to wait patiently through 3 days of his sisters’ gymnastics competition. That was hard. Just as his sister was getting ready to leave our hotel room to hang with her friend ...

Motherhood: A confessional

Motherhood: A confessional
When I was little I dreamed of getting married, raising 3 kids and having tons of hustle and bustle at our house that would always be filled with the kid’s friends. Obviously, God had a different plan for me. I am so happy with my life. I literally fall in love with my husband more ...

Toys that Started it All!

As I step on toys throughout the house today, I was reminded of this picture. This is a picture of our daughter Anna when she was just about 3 years old. We had bought that set of figurines. The first 3 “guys” that came onto the scene in our house. I distinctly remember kermit the ...

The Bus

A few years ago, Eric had a bad experience on the bus. The driver was not very “autism friendly” – let’s just leave it at that. So we started driving him back and forth! This summer we thought we’d try the bus again – and see how it went. Every morning we play catch in ...

Guilty

Planned a vacation day today to go to the beach with my daughter. We usually go on her birthday every year – but this year it fell on a Saturday and we had family over to celebrate. So today was the day! Mr. Bacon decided to take a vacation day too at the last minute ...

Connections

Connections
There are always so many stories about how social media has created a more disconnected society.  People opting to have connections through their phones and computers…rather than with living human beings sitting right next to them.  While I have definitely been guilty of that and regularly counsel my daughter about looking up from her phone ...