• Make Me a Cake

    August 27, 2019 by

    Sometimes, on the good days, I watch my daughters playing in the yard.  Three beautiful girls. Three of my dearest Earthly treasures.   I see my oldest daughter. I see her 8 year old legs, running, barefoot and carefree through the summer grass.  I see her soft golden hair glowing in the afternoon light. Her blue… Read more

  • We Will Bake Brownies

    August 27, 2019 by

    Tonight I sat on your bed with you, My little Sunshine Girl.  We snuggled. I twirled your golden hair in the soft glow of the nightlight. I held your soft, still dimpled, 7 year old little hand in mine. I looked into your clear, blue, laughing eyes.  Do you know you have the sweetest blue… Read more

  • The Lost Goodbye

    July 23, 2020 by

    Milestones. Usually they are beautiful. But with Autism they can be bittersweet. I remember when my oldest daughter was young I would watch the other infants. I would watch them play. I would watch them look into their mother’s eyes. They were calm. They slept. When they cried they could be soothed. Their mothers could… Read more

  • What We Celebrate

    August 27, 2019 by

    There is a game we play called Autism. It’s a game that tells us all how we must feel about Autism and what we must say about it. It’s a game where we all must pretend to like Autism. We must pretend that it’s a gift. We must say it’s beautiful. We must celebrate it. … Read more

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