dashers go bridal

dashers go bridal

Back in January, I posted the story of Brooke’s dashers. It went something like this … A while ago, I posted a photo on Diary’s Facebook page of Brooke shredding ribbons in the car. Like this: {image is a photo of Brooke, shredding a rainbow striped grosgrain ribbon} And you asked what we do with the … Continue reading

a love letter

a love letter

{image is a graphic reading, “Hey, you. You’re awesome. Yes, you.”} Yesterday, I posted a plea on Facebook. A friend of a friend’s son (we’re all family around here, so that’s close enough), needed help. Apparently, members of her family have been giving her Autistic son a really hard time. They ask him questions like, … Continue reading

through his eyes

through his eyes

The back story For years, I’ve wondered how my girls would view Diary as they got older and, as they recently have began to (at least periodically) read it. I wondered if it would feel, as some warned me when I started writing, like a betrayal of their trust or if it might, as I hoped, … Continue reading

a moment in time

a moment in time

{image is a photo of my dad at a lectern, circa 1998} Among the myriad joys of spending more time with my dad in recent days is that he’s been unearthing treasures from the past and sharing them with me, Luau and the girls. This weekend, he showed the girls photos of the “boys” (his two … Continue reading

do you believe in your children?

do you believe in your children?

Ever read something, like it, move on, then read it again months later and be absolutely gobsmacked by it? Ever, upon the second reading, realize that it will take a third and then a fourth, and heck, maybe a fifth because you are so compelled by its message that you have to be absolutely, positively sure that … Continue reading

my house

my house

{image is a screenshot of a comment on yesterday’s Facebook post, reading, “YOUR AN ABOMINATION MAY GOD HAVE MERCY On THIS COUNTRY,” along with my response: “*you’re.”} In case you missed it, it’s been a busy few days over on the Diary Facebook page. It started with a celebration of the marriage of these two … Continue reading

wherever you are

wherever you are

Yesterday, I wrote a post detailing a conversation that I’d had with an autistic man regarding the Autism Acceptance magnet on the back of my car. If you haven’t yet read it, I’d be grateful if you’d take a moment to do so before continuing so that what follows will be in context. Read the … Continue reading

not enough

not enough

{image is a photo of the Autism Acceptance magnet on the back of my car. I got it here.} Please note: What follows is my best attempt to recall a fair amount of dialogue. While I’m pretty confident in my memory thereof, it’s certainly fallible.  On the way back to work from Katie’s graduation yesterday, I stopped … Continue reading