Tagged with light it up blue

our blue

our blue

  {photo is an abstract blue image. i find it quite beautiful.} it is april blue-hued, thick-with-fear, overwhelming, tired, angry, out of words, april blue blue-hued blue what is that song? damn it, what is that song? blue-hued into blue a mellow blueness yes i start to hum the words come Where are you going? Where are you … Continue reading

gearing up for april

gearing up for april

– Last year, Katie came to me with a question. “Mama,” she asked, “now that we don’t feel like we can support Autism Speaks anymore, what can I wear to school for Autism Awareness Day?” While I know the question of what to wear may seem silly to some, we take our autistic pride pretty seriously around … Continue reading

to the students of my alma mater – thank you

to the students of my alma mater – thank you

Editor’s note: Lest you think that Diary is becoming the home of the open letter, this one was written by request. My dear friend, Emma (of the fabulous blog, Lemon Peel), wrote to ask for my help. A fellow Smith Alumna, she remains in contact with the Smith Disability Alliance, who have been grappling with this … Continue reading

wear the change

wear the change

– A couple of weeks ago, Katie came to me with a question. “Mama,” she asked, “now that we don’t feel like we can support Autism Speaks anymore, what can I wear to school for Autism Awareness Day?” While I know the question of what to wear may seem silly to some, we take our autistic pride … Continue reading

awareness 2012

– Diary of a Mom – 9 hours ago. ~ I wish I could really have captured how beautiful this looks. There are blue candles flickering in every window of our home tonight in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. As I’ve done my best to explain to my beautiful girl, the light serves as … Continue reading

my boy blue

* Frank: Are you sure you’re ok with this, Blue?  Blue: Just ring the &%@!ing bell, you pansy.  ~ Old School * * This beautiful lady is my fabulous friend, Marisa. Marisa owns an absolutely lovely and very chic salon on Newbury Street in Boston. For those of you unfamiliar with our fair city, Newbury Street … Continue reading

i won’t go alone

** My friends, I desperately hoped that by now I’d be shouting from the rooftops to tell you that the President had heeded our call and planned to acknowledge our community by lighting his house blue tonight. While I’m still holding out hope for a last-minute miracle, it looks less and less likely with each … Continue reading

you tell em, buddy boy

“Brooke, honey,” I asked, “Do you remember how we talked about autism?” “Yeah,” she said to her chair. I knew her heart wasn’t in it, but at least she answered without prompting. That’s something. “Do you remember that Mama said that you have autism?” “Yeah.” Clearly I’d have to proceed without a lot of encouragement. … Continue reading

dear oprah

** They give you two thousand characters. Not words, characters. That includes spaces and line breaks, ellipses and apostrophes. It includes quotation marks and dashes, periods and exclamation marks. The whole kit and caboodle. And let me tell you, two thousand characters ain’t much. It takes me two thousand characters to say, “Hi, my name … Continue reading

to those who ask why

** Hello. I came across your blog on facebook; a friend of mine that has a son with Autism posted and I read it. Then read some more and cried. I do not have a child with a disability but I know LOTS who do. I never really understood what a parent of a child … Continue reading