Life Skills

My sister lead me to this really interesting quote that I really do like. From Tumbling Over The Edge: A Rant For Children’s Play by Bev Bos and Jenny Chapman. “Intellectual development and the skills of reading, writing and arithmetic are areas,which cause parents and politicians to fret and fume over the apparent regression of… Continue reading Life Skills

I Have This Feeling

So, it’s going to be a while before Silas gets his full assessment.  Like a year.  A year before he gets officially diagnosed with whatever.  If he gets diagnosed with high functioning autism (which he is) then we’ll get no funding or anything.  Which kinda ticks me off.  I have this feeling that in a… Continue reading I Have This Feeling

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Just So Sad

The moment you fall in love with your child you’re completely ruined.  Sometimes it happens at conception, for me it happens about a month after they’re born.  My heart opens up and suddenly I’m ruined for another person.  Not much else matters anymore, only that my child is safe and healthy. I almost think the… Continue reading Just So Sad

The Ball is Rolling

So I got a call from child development this morning.  At first it was disheartening, this lady was really confusing.  She had me thinking that Silas was in some sort of limbo stage.  Her program only deals with children enrolled in pre-school or school and Infant and Child development only deals with Children up to… Continue reading The Ball is Rolling

My Heart

I’m becoming increasingly aware that this autism is effecting me in a very negative way.  Ya my attitude is great, I see attitude as a choice, no one is slave to their attitudes. It’s just my heart, my spirit, something.  Something is missing.  I’ve just felt like I’ve been carrying around this weight with me… Continue reading My Heart

Meat Fingers

One thing I’m finding as I observe Silas is that he has these moments of total clarity.  Yesterday he had almost an entire DAY of clarity.  I couldn’t believe all the words coming from his mouth.  A lot of it was still echoing but he was making up a lot of his own stuff too. … Continue reading Meat Fingers


Silas climbs onto my lap as I’m sitting on the couch, gives me his sparkly eyed smile and begins to bounce, so hard that it’s beginning to hurt.  I shift so his bony bum begins hitting the couch and not my poor thighs.  His face is so happy so I try to not be annoyed… Continue reading Blessed.

Relaxing Weekend

What a relaxing weekend.  We arrived at about 9pm the first day and were very very impressed at how our chalet looked.  You’ll see photos below.  It’s really beautiful there. The next morning we decided to have breakfast on the deck, I was blabbing on and on about something between mouthfuls of eggs, sausage and… Continue reading Relaxing Weekend

Today I’m Excited.

It’s funny, ever since Silas was born we kinda poked fun at him.  He just seemed different and we came up with nicknames for him like “special boy”.  Which I know can be offensive but..he was just different.  Sometimes as he’d be sitting there spinning something I’d call him my little autistic boy. I had… Continue reading Today I’m Excited.

Here We Go Silas

First off, thanks everyone for all the support. It’s been shocking to see how loving everyone is being towards our family. SO many thoughts going through my mind today. Wondering what my future looks like. What things am I going to have to do that are completely out of my character?? I know for Silas… Continue reading Here We Go Silas