Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month.  I do have a story to share.

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A few years ago my older son asked me for some money for school.  His school was collecting money for Autism Awareness Month. The conversation went something like this…

Jacob:  Mom can I have some money for Autism Awareness fundraiser.

Mom:  No you may not.  If you want Autism Awareness bring your brother to school with you!  People will be very aware of autism!!! They will see first hand it is a communication and social impairment.

I thought my answer seemed logical and funny.  However, my son did not think so!

Enjoy another healthy dose of laughter!

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Straight From Tristan’s Heart

Yesterday we had a challenging day.  He was just not content the entire day, and I know he can not help this.  Lately, he has been more verbal on and off throughout the day.

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He has been repeating the same thoughts.  One of his thoughts is about wanting McDonald’s.  At the end of the day; I tucked him in bed.  I said, “Tristan what can we thank Jesus for?”  I ask questions throughout the day.  Most of the time I don’t get a response.  This time, he did respond. This was his prayer, “Dear Jesus thank you for McDonald’s.”

Now we did not have McDonald’s!  I guess I know what he is thinking about; even his prayers are about McDonald’s.

Enjoy another healthy dose of laughter from our home!

Celebrating a First- Friendship

I think it is important for me to share some of the “firsts” that we celebrate with Tristan.  We never know when one will occur. Life with autism is full of surprises. Enjoy a “first” from our home!

One Friday night in May, Brian and I were making dinner.  Then we heard a knock on the door, tap tap tap.  We both looked at the front door, and through the window, we could see a child standing there.

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