Autism Came to Play

Autism came out to play today. It accompanied my boy down the steps of the bus. Followed its afternoon routine perfectly, never altering his course, until some unknown thing slowly created a fuss. Autism came home with Hunter, even though he wasn't invited to stay. Smiles quickly turned to tears. Tears to wails. Why? Who knows. [...]

The End of My Rope

I've tried everything and nothing helps. I'm at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Romans 7:24Recently my parents transformed their wooden bench swing into two wooden seated rope swings. Before they moved from the home in which we spent many years, my brother, son and I [...]

He Will Protect When I Can’t

The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go. Psalm 121:7-8"I don't want to go to school! I.DON'T.WANT.TO.GO.TO.SCHOOL!Since school began two weeks ago, this has been the wail of our little boy each morning. In the last two weeks we have [...]

What Happened to Compassion?

Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 1 Peter 3:8It was bound to happen again eventually. We just didn't think it would happen the second week of school. A substitute bus driver is usually no [...]

The Wails of the Lonely

The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 I recently had a conversation with a fellow mom about the chaos that often comes with motherhood. As we stood together talking, and as the conversation moved forward I began to share some of the struggles I [...]

Handing out Hearts

But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. Jeremiah 17:10 Love. That one word is important to most everyone. We all want to love, to be loved, to be shown love. And, oh…the pure bliss of hearing those three little words-I love you. But, sometimes those words don't come. Those three little words are [...]

Feeding the “Monster”

For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalm 107:9 Remember that monster I told you lived in my home? The one who is cranky, often mute, and frequently unable to express how he feels? Well, since this monster is our five-year old son, we also must take this monster with us [...]

Just Go With the Flow, Mommy!

The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Proverbs 20:24 It's about 7:15 in the morning. I am getting ready to chaperone a field trip, and honestly have already started dreading every minute of it. See, my creature of routine and habit that is Hunter, does not do well [...]