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Sunday, December 23, 2012

I just got this necklace and LOVE it.  It is beautiful and I think of my son all day long when I wear it. You can get yours at Wings Of An Angel Autism Awareness Necklace.

Well, today is December 23rd and we are still alive.  That's a good thing.  My son spent the night Thursday and all day Friday with me and then spent the night again Friday night.  I guess that was just in case the world ended during the night.  He is much more calm now and one good thing that came out of it is he is going to church with me again.  He said he's very grateful that he is still alive.  So am I.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I found this on my Facebook today and thought it may be of interest to you.  It is kind of long (41 min) and I didn't watch the whole thing but let me know if it helps.
Autism and Bullying
One of the things that breaks my heart with my son is watching him deal with stress and anxiety over things that I have no control over.  This Friday is Dec. 21st.  It is the last day of the ancient Mayan calendar and supposedly the end of the world.  This has him freaked out.  We went through this before when the man from Arizona predicted the end and I thought it would be comforting for him because the earth wasn't destroyed but he is still nervous and on edge.  He lives next door to us and he plans on spending the night Thursday at our house and he is even going to work with me all day Friday.  I reassure him daily that nothing is going to happen and every night he asks me to pray for him.  I can't wait for Saturday to be here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

I spent a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas learning all about healthy hydration and nutrition at the Liv International training.  Thank you to everyone who helped me learn about this great business.  I haven't been able to get my son to drink the Green 2o and I got several good tips on how to help him drink it. Several people have had success with their products and kids with autism.  And if you have any success stories dealing with diet and nutrition I need all the help I can get.  He would live on pizza and Cool Ranch Doritos if I would let him.

Friday, October 7, 2011

I spent the morning with our Latchkey kids because they didn't have school today.  One of the girls has AS just like my boys and watching her with her stuffed animal reminded me how my boys loved stuffed animals when they were her age.  They played with them like they were real friends with real feelings and emotions.  My youngest son, who is now 22, still won't let me get rid of his "friends". 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Craters of the Moon

I spent the day with 32 kids at Craters of the Moon today.  One of my favorite kids is a little girl with Asperger's Syndrome.  She was totally into the whole experience.  She had her Jr. Ranger vest on with a matching hat and she brought her own guide book.  The best moment of the day was when we were taking roll and when we called her name she said "Could you just call me Jr. Ranger?"  And the worst moment of the day was when she hiked up to the top of a volcano and a big gust of wind blew her hat off and it went sailing into the next county.  She worked her way into a giant melt down.  After she calmed down we told her we would stop at the ranger's station on the way out and tell them to look for it.  It had her name and phone number in it so she's convinced they will find it and call her.  When we got back and her mom came to pick her up she wanted to e-mail the rangers right away.  Her poor mother probably got no peace until she did just that.