Why?

“Why does she do that? ” my 10-year-old asked me recently, while watching her 15-year-old autistic sister draw a picture.  The question wasn’t why she was drawing a picture.  It was why she had just drawn the same exact picture 15 times in 15 different colors and stacked them neatly in a pile. I wish…

A Part of Your World

My middle daughter was desperate to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie so she and I had a girl’s night out and enjoyed it immensely.  Watching this movie caused us to start talking about other Disney movies.  I have 4 daughters, so we have seen all the princess movies, some over and over….

What Winning Looks Like

She didn’t roam around the store or try to take off with 15 pair of socks or shred all the price tags into tiny pieces on the floor…

The Quirky Kid’s Guide to Eternity

As most of you know, my oldest daughter is profoundly Autistic and I often share lessons we learn from our journey as her parents.  Something I do not talk about very often, however, is that my only son, my 15-year-old firstborn, has Asperger Syndrome.  Although there are some similarities with their conditions from time to…

Storms that Bring Blessing

I was at a friend’s house this week for a visit and she showed me some damage that had been done to her house by a recent storm.  Some of the brickwork was busted around her porch, as well as posts needed to be replaced.  In addition, they were going to need a new roof. …

A Lifetime of Moments in an Evening

Sunday night was an incredible evening for my family.  Our 13 year old daughter with Autism and an Intellectual Disability was baptized.  In our church tradition we only bring individuals into full membership of our church after they have taken the step of baptism based on their belief in the saving knowledge of Christ. There…

Autism Podcast: Autism Education and the Church (Part 3)

This is the last installment of my recent interview.  The podcast is a 3 part series on Autism. The 3rd episode, called Autism Education and the Church is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker and author. If you don’t…

Autism Podcast: God’s Provision and God’s Purpose (Part 2)

As promised, here is part 2 of my recent interview.  The podcast is a 3 part series on Autism. The 2nd episode, called Autism:  God’s Provision and God’s Purpose is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker and author. If…

Autism Podcast: The Unexpected Gift (Part 1)

Hey everyone! I’m SOOO EXCITED to share that I was interviewed recently for a podcast. It is a 3 part series called on Autism. The first episode, called Autism:  The Unexpected Gift is now available on itunes. I was interviewed by my good friend Joy Anisa, who lives in NC and is a wonderful speaker…

Weeds or Wildflowers?

My girls recently came home from an outdoor adventure with a bunch of wildflowers.  They were so excited about all the colors and styles and set to work arranging a beautiful bouquet.  I told them that most people consider wildflowers to be weeds.  They were not happy about this and took offense that anyone would…

Autism Awareness

Since April is Autism Awareness Month I have been posting some videos to give family and friends a view into our world.  It is not a perfect world and can be crazy at times, but it is our world and we are privileged to be a at this season of life at this time.  If…

Too Much and Not Enough

Last night Cadence had a complete meltdown.  Screaming, smacking her head with her fists, crying, the whole bit.  When these things happen, my other kids run to the hills. Especially my youngest girls.  They go and hide in their rooms or under the kitchen table.  It scares them.  And truthfully, it scares me.  Cadence is…