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Autism Adventures with Alyssa

Silent strength

Young love , there’s nothing like it . You live in this bubble of hope. You make plans for the future and wonder about what your life together will bring. You dream about where you will live , how many children you will have, what vacations you will take. You look forward to a happy … Read more Silent strength

My forever Valentine

It seems like a million years , it surely has to a lifetime ago when we first met .  I was just a teenager but I had lived some life already  I was babysitting for a mutual friend .A house that was a hangout , a gathering of all the wanderers at different times.  A … Read more My forever Valentine

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love  Dear papa,  I knew you loved  me from the minute you held me. You are very big , Larger than life my mama says and your voice is gruff , some may even say you look intimidating but not me .  I knew you would be wrapped around my finger even then. When … Read more Unconditional Love

Simple would be nice sometimes

Things with autism are never simple There is no last minute impromt trips that are met without resistance, Meltdowns and at least a few tears … Sometimes you wonder if it’s even worth it . We are taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard , mostly because my sister is there with my niece and … Read more Simple would be nice sometimes

Disconnected

In honor of mental health awareness I started writing this on Christmas Eve and never finished it . It is more vulnerable and raw then what I normally post but it’s important to talk about it At times I feel disconnected Disconnected from family Disconnected from my husband , my own children I love them … Read more Disconnected

The uncertainty of it all

The uncertainty of it all I am sitting here with old home videos playing in the background, Christmas 1996 to be exact . It was Alyssa’s first Christmas. We had no idea the journey our life was going to become, no idea the twist that would be starting a year later. My baby girl was … Read more The uncertainty of it all

Grateful heart

Tonight I go to bed With a grateful heart . It has been a trying couple of weeks. Lots of behaviors have resurfaced , flipping , dropping , screaming and some aggression . While things can still be challenging at times, we have learned to navigate pretty well. We definitely still have episodes from time … Read more Grateful heart

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