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Welcome to the Jungle

It’s been a while! My last post was more on the informative side of things. Therefore, I think it’s time for a more personal update. On that note, Augustus is absolutely THRIVING right now. It’s more than amazing. He is doing things we didn’t know if he’d ever do. One of his therapists even commented […]

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Celebrating Easter

Sleep Deprivation, Tears, Itchy Dresses, Bread Thievery, and Blood.

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Holla-Daze 2018

As I sat there restraining him and rocking him back and forth and feeling where he bit me throb on my shoulder I couldn’t help but look to the future and wonder if things will always be this way. What happens when he’s bigger than I am? He’s already tall and a big boy and it’s no easy task to pick him up, etc. Hopefully, with time, trial and error, and his therapy we will be able to help him learn to self-regulate.

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Autism: It Giveth and It Taketh Away

Today I was hit right square in the “feels”. My phone greeted me this morning with my Facebook Memories, which are a recap of things you’ve shared on Facebook in years passed. One year ago, I shared a picture and an update about Augustus, who had just turned 18 months old. The caption to this […]

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Take Him to Church

I finally started going to church again, and quickly realized how much I had missed it, and how important it was to me, especially in this season of life. I went for several weeks in a row with my daughter, leaving my son with nonverbal ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and SPD (sensory processing disorder) at home […]

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Regardless of How I Feel

His truth stands regardless of how I feel. Emotion – A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationship with others. Created in the image of God, we have the capacity to experience and express many different emotions. I, personally, often struggle with unpredictable and random emotions that are seemingly out […]

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My New Take on Self-Care

I’ve been thinking about how the world views self-care for a while now. The topic was brought up in a Bible study I’m doing, and it really piqued my interest. Have you noticed that almost anywhere you look there are signs, messages, and advertisements telling us to “love ourselves first” and offering to show us […]

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Those Dark & Scary Places

I want to talk about the dark, scary, somber and lonely places our mind can take us. Those places where we isolate ourselves, blame ourselves, blame others, doubt ourselves, doubt others, doubt our worthiness, and even doubt our worthiness in God’s eyes. The places that keep us anxious and frightened. The places that keep us […]