My #autistic kids can say and do the most random things

I promised Gavin I would get this out there tonight and it's currently 1:34 am EST and as my eyes are rolling into the back of my head, I'm determined not to let him down. This will however, be brief. ☺ Gavin absolutely kills me sometimes. Yes, he has his challenges and yes, I can become frustrated with certain behaviors. That pretty much makes me human and try not to beat myself up too much for that. At 20 years old, I've been raising Gavin as my own for 19 years now. He never ceases to amaze me. Gavin is hands down one of the kindest, most thoughtful, most gentle human beings I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He just is. At the same time, he can say and…


My son asked that I share this

Gavin has been a Sonic fan for most of his life. Sonic is also one of the main characters in his Schizophrenic hallucinations. We hear about Sonic all the time, and while we can't see him, he often accompanies us where ever we go. Anyway, the point is, Sonic is very important to Gavin. It's been a good while since Gavin spent time drawing. He's usually too busy running missions with Sonic and the rest of his superhero team. The other day, however, Gavin came downstairs after having drawn and colored this picture of Sonic. He's super proud of himself and asked that I share his work with my readers. ☺ I'm always thrilled when my kids are creative, and I'm also excited to share my kid's artwork. I think…


This made me smile today

It's been a rough day for a multitude of reasons. Rather than focus on the negatives, I wanted to share something a bit more uplifting and positive. I feel like it's important to focus on the positives as much as possible. I realize it's not always easy, especially for Autism parents but it's a good habit to get into. Admittedly, it's still a work in progress for me personally, but I'm making a concerted effort. That said... If you have been following for a while, you know that Gavin used to be quite fond of drawing. As his daily struggles increase and he loses touch with reality, he drifted away from his more artistic side. It was sad to see that part of him fade away because he was always…


Guess what we celebrated today

I just wanted to share something we celebrated today. I get that some people might not get the significance of this but it's pretty significant to us. I'll briefly explain why we find this a reason to celebrate. ☺ Once upon a time, Gavin used to really enjoy drawing pictures. I would always take pictures of them to share here on the blog. He used to get a huge kick out of reading everyone's supportive comments and encouraging words. As Gavin's daily struggles began to interfere with more and more of his life, he slowly began to stop drawing or sketching. It's been forever since he sat down and drew a picture of anything. Out of nowhere this morning he asked me for paper because he wanted to draw a…


I love when my kids with #Autism embrace their inner artist

Emmett came home from his grandparents freaking out about a Pokémon card he got at the dollar store. I guess it's a really good one and it's totally changed his life or something to that affect. Bottomline, he was incredibly happy and very excited. He then decided to sit down and do a freehand sketch of the Pokémon on the card. Please don't ask me who it is because I have no idea. All I know is that's he's happy and that makes me happy. ☺ I think he did a pretty amazing job. I truly love when my kids embrace their inner artist.. ☺