Anxiety · Autism · Redemption

Naming My Blog – Not The Former Things

As I walked out of the office, I could still hear her voice. “Your son is most certainly on the autism spectrum. He needs help immediately.” The developmental pediatrician’s words swirled around in my head, over and over. It all made sense. For the first time in my son’s young life, it all added up.… Continue reading Naming My Blog – Not The Former Things

Church · Divorce · Grace · Prayer · Redemption

Questions I Asked As A New Christian

I was 30 years old. A new mom and a brand new Christian. Having a baby really does change everything, doesn’t it? For me, it certainly did. Jesus rocked my entire world, four months after I became a momma. Being 30, and new to this whole church thing was honestly, just plain weird. There were… Continue reading Questions I Asked As A New Christian

Autism · Doctors · Family · Lupus · Parenting · Redemption · Sensory Processing Disorder

Moment By Moment – This Is How We Live

There are a few moments in my life that cannot be undone. The ones that stick with me, stand out…the ones that no matter how much time passes, I can still remember vividly, what I wore, her voice, what he looked like, how I felt. There are a handful of these moments that I carry… Continue reading Moment By Moment – This Is How We Live

Autism · Family · Grace · Grief · Parenting · Redemption · Sensory Processing Disorder

When I Mourn the Mundane

I saw them as I drove out of the Target parking lot. Two little boys, rolling down a grassy hill, squealing in delight as their momma waited at the bus stop nearby. Such a simple little scene… But I felt like I couldn’t breathe, watching the oldest boy roll with abandon and wild joy. Tears… Continue reading When I Mourn the Mundane

Autism · Grace · Parenting · Redemption

Traumatic Stress and Autism Mommas

I recently read a study that found moms that have children with autism, have also been shown to have stress levels similar to combat soldiers. (I know, very encouraging way to begin this right???) I have been thinking a lot about it. I often feel a level of stress that I cannot describe, and so… Continue reading Traumatic Stress and Autism Mommas

Family · Grace · Parenting · Redemption

When Your Child Hurts

Tears streamed down his sweet face, his little hands squeezing mine as he doubled over in pain. There is nothing, I repeat nothing, worse than seeing your child in pain. Actually, I take it back. There is something worse – seeing your child in pain and being completely powerless to help. In my experience, it… Continue reading When Your Child Hurts

Family · Grace · Homemaking · Marriage · Redemption

Marriage In The Messy

We were married almost five years ago. In five years, a lot has changed. For instance: The boys and I moved to Southern California from Washington. We “blended our family” – meaning Mick living with a wife and kids for the first time, and the boys/me adjusting to going from a family of 3 to… Continue reading Marriage In The Messy