Tagged with acceptance

wow

wow

You know that moment when your children, feeling compelled toward neither grace nor gentle tact, remind you of a lesson you’ve taught them? That moment in which, if you are able to shed the defensive armor of, “Because I’m the mom, that’s why,” you are humbled, grateful, and better – Oh, so much better – … Continue reading

wave on wave

wave on wave

Me and Pat A few years ago, I had the chance to meet the man who sings the soundtrack to much of my life. That’s him up there. His name is Pat Green. And yes, he’s a lot taller than me. Most people are. When I met him, I tried to tell him how much his … Continue reading

i love being my own autistic self

~ * So I’ve had a bit of a problem. You see, my friend, Landon Bryce, the author of ThAutcast and its wildly popular accompanying Facebook page, wrote a little book. I call it ‘little’ only because it’s short – and a very quick read. But believe me when I tell you, that it’s actually … Continue reading

hurt is not betrayal

~ I don’t why this moment should feel any different. From the outside at least, it’s identical to countless others. We’re in a booth, tucked into a back corner of the Ninety-Nine, one in a chain of family restaurants that dot the map here in Massachusetts. We’re in the corner because we’ve requested, as we … Continue reading

out loud

~ It’s bedtime. Brooke and I lie side by side on her bed. Daddy and Katie are gone, having already performed their roles in the elaborate evening dance. The fish tank gurgles its soothing lullaby. The sparkly lava lamp throws its soft light into the room – pink, then purple, then blue, then green. Brooke is … Continue reading

sum of the parts

~ My entire life, it’s been a source of embarrassment. When I was a kid, I would make up stories to explain. I’d pretend I’d fallen off my bike – skinned my knees and landed on my elbows. I’d say it was a ‘gymnastics thing’ – ya know, from the bars. I’d bandage my knees … Continue reading

we shall be free

Ed note: I’m somewhat fearful about hitting publish on this post. I hope that if you disagree with what I have to say here, that you will respond thoughtfully and afford me the respect that I promise in return. I know this is a touchy subject, but it is also one about which I feel … Continue reading