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 ...

To My (Almost) Teenager: A Quick Pit Stop

To My (Almost) Teenager:  A Quick Pit Stop
Hey Buddy, So, we’re coming up on your 13th birthday.  Do you believe it?  You’re going to be a teenager.  Time is flashing by like a race car.  I thought we could take a quick pit stop and talk about where we are, how far we’ve come, and our goals and plans for the future. ...

“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 ...

The Trail

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The Trail
Walk with me, son.  This trail is so beautiful.  There is so much I want to show you;  so much I want to teach you.  I can’t wait to get started.  You’re tiny.  I’ll carry you.  It will be O.K. Look at all the trees.  The leaves blow and dance in the wind.  The one’s ...

Now We’ve Met. I Really Don’t Like You

10. September 2016 blog posts, Mr. Bacon 1
Now We’ve Met.  I Really Don’t Like You
It’s not that I ever dismissed him.  In my line of work you often see people at their lowest.  I’ve always known he was real.  I’ve always known he was dangerous and sneaky and powerful.  But, if I ever had a brush with him personally, the meeting was brief and unspectacular. Until he grabbed me. ...

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 ...