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Christmas Eve, 2009. The service was about to begin, the pews were full of churchgoers with their unlit candles and bulletins in hand. I stood up with the choir to sing the introit when my seventeen-month-old baby began to cry in the front pew, in the arms of a volunteer. I hesitated only for a […]
(originally published on my personal Facebook account)
Today, as we approached the school grounds, kids were running from cars and the buses to the playground. When we got close to school, AJ took my hand, and leaned in to me. He doesn’t say much with words, but it was a moment of holiness for me.
I’ve launched a new website, Autism and Church, to talk about having autism and being in the church–for individuals and family members of persons on the autism spectrum. I hope that we will have tips, stories, challenges and joys shared about welcoming people with autism into the church. Continue Reading →
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a personal blog post, so here are the Top Ten Things I’ve Been Up To:
I lost it twice. Broken down crying, wondering what has happened to me and my life and how in the world I can be both a mom and a minister.
I’ve got two weeks until the start of school, and then things will change, but it’s been harder than I thought this summer.
After a […]
5/26/2016 DISCLAIMER: This post was recently reposted on a blog this past week. I had forgotten about this post. I need to say a few things:
First, I am sorry. This post was written in the months after my son’s diagnosis. I did not know much about autism, but I thought I knew somethings.
This has been a whirlwind year.
One year ago today, we were just starting to get the inkling that we might need to move, despite being homeowners for only seven months. We were having trouble getting the resources AJ needs for his autism. We were arguing with the school district about resources provided and with […]
“Because he has autism,” I reply.
Sometimes it’s really hard for me, because every day I have to remind others of why my son is not typical.
With kids it’s easier. They don’t fully understand what autism is, but they do […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Tuesday Top Ten list! I’ll try to get back into the habit now and then!
We moved to the Seattle area this summer and in many ways, it has been like moving back home. Growing up in a small town in Alaska, as a teenager I […]
This post is in response to the question “What is saving your life now?” that Sarah Bessey posed (quoting from Barbara Brown Taylor) on her blog at sarahbessey.com.
Today is my son AJ’s fourth birthday, and I have a 6 ¾ inch scar on my lower abdomen […]
Release Date: October 8th, 2019