Archive for the ‘ Micah ’ Category

What is Autism?

2nd March 2014 | 0 Comments

This link to autistic advocate Nick Walker’s blog is by far the best definition of autism I have ever read.  Here is the non-pathologizing description:  http://neurocosmopolitanism.com/what-is-autism/   What do you think? P.S. – I’m adding a photo to this post, so I can pin it on Pinterest.  Can’t do that without a photo. Tweet


Time for school again…

3rd September 2013 | 0 Comments

“Likes” for how cute & excited he is.    If you want to make your own 1st day of school pics like this one, you can use the free photo editing website PicMonkey: http://www.picmonkey.com/ There are many edits you can do for free, and if you want to, you can upgrade your account and get […]


Celebrating…AUTISM? That’s Right. I didn’t misspeak.

1st April 2013 | 4 Comments

My kid has two families and I’m not a part of both.  No, this isn’t a story about adoption, not in the traditional sense of family & adoption. But, it is about belonging. You see, this month is April.  Annnnd… April is Autism Awareness month around the world.  Why am I doing a blog post […]


8 letters, 3 Words = Best Day EVER.

12th November 2012 | 2 Comments

My heart is Super-Happy!  Want to know why?  A magical thing happened this morning. I was so tired I almost missed it, but I am Sooo glad I didn’t.     The set-up for this scenario isn’t spectacular, but what took place is beyond Awesome! It was early.  Only Micah and I were awake and up, and […]


You Win!

27th August 2012 | 0 Comments

A few minutes ago I unlocked some features for the kiddo on one of his ipad apps (i.e. I made an in-app purchase). No real reason.   I just felt like it, and it wasn’t too pricey.   I was rewarded with the BEST reaction from him. Micah:  (while looking at the screen),  “You WIN!”   Then, […]


Dear Child of Mine,

5th July 2012 | 0 Comments

It was a year ago today that I discovered that the path God had for your life was so different from what I had dreamed of… this angered and terrified me – all at the same time. Though it took five more months to confirm (through official channels) the identity of your challenging nemesis, I […]


Won’t YOU be my Neighbor?

26th June 2012 | 2 Comments

The term community has two distinct meanings: 1) A group of interacting people, living in some proximity (i.e., in space, time, or relationship). Community usually refers to a social unit larger than a household that shares common values and has social cohesion. The term can also refer to the national community or international community, and, […]


Can I get a Do-over, please?

25th June 2012 | 0 Comments

Lost my cool yesterday, just for second (but that’s all it takes).  Not that I never have had that happen before.   It was just one of THOSE days, but I wish the little things wouldn’t bother me.  I wish I could always be above them and I could walk around uninfluenced by stupid or […]


Hugs & Kisses, XOXO

14th March 2012 | 1 Comment

I love puppets, always have.  There is just something magical about fabric that is created into a doll or figure of a person or creature that is moved by strings attached to its limbs, or by a hand inserted in its cloth body.  Some of my most favorite puppets are the famously, world-renown Muppets® that […]


PLaY witH yOuR fOoD

16th February 2012 | 1 Comment

Play with your food. Yup, you heard right.  Micah’s Occupational therapist told me to encourage Micah to play with his food.  Kiss, touch, smash, cut-up, roll it around, push it through a tube, whatever he likes as long as he engages with his food.  (For those reading this that are new to our situation, we […]