My Guide

My Guide
I said recently that I was sent off on this road trip without a map to follow. I was wrong. I had the perfect map: it was with me all along and drawn by the most loving and selfless person I have ever known. All I had to do was follow her example: give myself ...

Enough

Enough
I can’t take away her fears. But I can hold her, listen, and make her trust in her soul that she’ll never face them alone. I can’t melt away his anxiety. But I can support, comfort him, and be his rock. I can’t answer all of her tough questions. But I can listen and offer ...

When ya gotta go!

I took Eric to one of his favorite places today that’s about an hour away.   About 10 minutes after I got on the road I realized I was never going to make it all the way there without stopping for a bathroom break (too much water after my morning workout!).  I immediately started stressing out ...

Never Miss a Moment

Recently I took Eric to a local indoor water park for a few hours.  He loved it.  I had a few very interesting social observations. One of the most obvious was how we, the parents of special needs kids, never miss a moment in our kids lives.   We are ever present, hyper vigilant, (over bearing ...

It’s All About the Experience

03. March 2016 Uncategorized 0
It’s all about the experience. Eric has a few borderline obsessive compulsions. He loves to go to Target, Walmart, or BJ’s to buy a toy. What kid doesn’t, right? But, Eric specifically only wants to buy “Cars” characters. Yes, he has several dozen of each of them. We kind of just went with it for ...