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“THE Talk”: We Thrived!

I am still overwhelmed by all of the encouraging words and prayers that came our way after we shared our journey towards having the Autism talk with our daughter. The stress I felt leading up to it was overridden by peace when the moment came, thanks to your support and God’s presence. The day of the talk,… Continue reading “THE Talk”: We Thrived!

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To The True Friends Hardship Reveals…

Life is getting messy again. The present is collapsing around me and the past is creeping up from behind me. (Don’t even get me started on the future.) The delicate balance is being disturbed. All of the things that I juggle each day are slipping through my fingers in slow motion and I can’t, for… Continue reading To The True Friends Hardship Reveals…

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THE Talk: Facing Tomorrow

We’re doing it tomorrow. THE talk. The talk I’ve dreaded since shortly after her diagnosis. The one where we tell our daughter that she has Autism. She has no idea as of now but we know it’s time. I’ve been researching and planning for over a week. Talking points, social stories, tips from others who… Continue reading THE Talk: Facing Tomorrow

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Perfectly Beautiful: The Ugly Truth

She was drawing flowers. Scribbling with her face down close to the poster paper, she had a look of deep concentration on her face. I stopped to drink her in, from her little marker-stained hands to her superhero t-shirt and My Little Pony socks. I reached out to move a wisp of her golden hair out… Continue reading Perfectly Beautiful: The Ugly Truth

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Autism Awareness: What We Really Need To Be Aware Of…

Autism Awareness Month…every year it’s the same story…I change my profile picture to some mildly inspiring puzzle piece image, repost several informational blogs, and every once in a while write a list of blessings that Autism has brought into my life. Then April is over, and I go back to the daily awareness that is the… Continue reading Autism Awareness: What We Really Need To Be Aware Of…