My Dear Friend Jaclynnette: A Tribute

I don’t want to write this. And yet, I must. My heart cries out in longing for the friend I lost. I think to myself that writing about her will help the healing and grieving process. There’s something about expressing everything I feel by translating it...
The Special-Needs Scrim

The Special-Needs Scrim

The sanctuary was dark. The air was thick with grief, tension, and anticipation of what we all knew was coming next. But nothing prepared me for what my eyes were about to behold. I was watching our church’s Easter pageant from the middle of the large auditorium. We...
A Glimpse of Glory

A Glimpse of Glory

“Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, noooo!!!!” The wails started within minutes after dinner had ended. As is our habit, we waited to hear if it was over, or just beginning. It was just beginning. The day had gone well. I had taken Sam to a research study that was...
A Prayer from Psalm 90

A Prayer from Psalm 90

“O satisfy us in the morning with Thy loving-kindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days”                                                                     Psalm 90:14 Today, my son still has autism. Every day for the rest of his life, he...

With Baited Breath

For the last two weeks, our family has been away from home in Indiana spending time with my husband’s family. Kyle had a youth camp, M-Fuge, to attend just a few hours away, so we went up to his family’s house a week before camp, and while he was at camp,...
Remembering From Whence We Came

Remembering From Whence We Came

Taking time to remember… Today is World Autism Awareness Day. It is only the 3rd health issue to receive its own day of recognition that was unanimously voted on by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. Nationwide, city buildings and private residences...

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