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Every single day, I lose more of my son and it hurts beyond words

There’s so much to catch you all up on and frankly, some of it is too difficult to talk about. I’ve tried writing this several times now and very quickly find myself entirely too overwhelmed to actually finish anything. Rather than giving up, I’ve decided to write what I can, stop when it’s become too …

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What will happen to my kids with #Autism when I’m gone?

I’ve really been struggling with the idea of turning 40 on Friday. In fact, I’ve been struggling so much, that I’ve been telling everyone my birthday is on Thursday when Emmett pointed out to me last night, that it’s actually Friday. There are countless reasons that anyone would stress out about hitting the big 4 …

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#Depression, #Autism Parenting and Turning 40 are not a good combination

As I mentioned in the previous post, there’s an enormous pink elephant in the room right now and it’s better known as my 40th birthday. I turn 40 years old on Thursday, August 24th and I’m struggling. I just realized that I’ve been an Autism for almost half of my life. That’s a bit overwhelming …

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Until the day I die

I’m lucky I have no hair because if I did, I’d have ripped it out this morning. Gavin’s already struggling and that struggle is pushing me closer and closer to the edge. I’m trying so hard to do right by everyone in my family but I think that task might just be bigger than me. …

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It’s going to be a long day

The kids have been a handful today already and I’m tired of the challenges faced at each and every turn. I love my kids but they are driving me crazy. While I know that’s a short trip, it’s a bumpy ride. I haven’t heard much from Gavin today. He’s been down to eat breakfast and …

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I feel like I have to speak 5 different languages in my #Autism house

There are times that I really struggle with being the only person in my house without Autism. Today is one of those days, more specifically, tonight is one of those nights. Communication across the board is always a challenge, be it with Lizze or the boys. I almost always feel like the odd man out …

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Trying to explain how I feel isn’t easy

I thought I would take a few minutes and talk about where I’m at right now. I don’t mean where I’m physically at, but instead where I’m at emotionally. I haven’t really spoken about my mental health for a little while and because it’s a huge part of my life, it’s important to talk about. …

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There was a massive meltdown in my house last night but it wasn’t my kid with #Autism

It was a another horrible night. Elliott was once again unable to sleep and we ended up having a meltdown at 2 AM. I know you’re probably assuming Elliott was the one having having the meltdown but you’d be wrong, well sorta anyway. I was tired and Elliott was not in a good place, being …

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