Grandparents Love

My dad got admitted again to the hospital. He went to the emergency room Wednesday with a lot of pain and was admitted. The following morning on Thursday, I went to see him. He was in so much pain. He said he’d been in pain all night and wasn’t able to sleep. I called his…

Bella

Our beloved Bella, golden retriever, passed away about a week ago. She’s been with us for over 16 years. She’s been such a big part of our family and we feel the void now that she’s not here. The monkey had been doing really well at school. The teacher’s notes were always positive, letting us…

Siblings of special needs children

Every night before school, my daughter will prepare my son’s lunch. She will call me during the day to remind me to buy juices, or grapes, or whatever it is that we are running low on his lunch. She always makes sure her brother is taken care of. The past few months, when my son…

Forgiveness

My husband and my daughter have been leaving the house to work while the monkey and I stay home. The monkey has been home since he has a few weeks off before school starts. He’s been doing really good being at home. For the most part, he lets me work. He likes to be outside…

Ice Pops

When your ASD child tries something new, an ice pop. #ProudAutismParent♥️😭

Much needed hug. ❤️

I’m so proud of you the monkey. He’s been in summer school for two weeks now. Different school, only half day, and then he gets dropped of at home. Change is always hard for him but he’s taking it so well. My dad has been in the hospital for over a week now. We’ve been…

Treasure these days.

Waiting for the bus this beautiful cool morning. We’ve been having really good days. The monkey’s been happy and calm. We treasure these days. ❤️

Happy Father’s Day

We want to wish all fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day. Thank you for all that you do! ❤️

Trusting me enough.

Today my son asked to shower. After he was done, he went to his room. He picked out and put on underwear, shorts, and a t-shirt. In typical households, these things would have been a normal day. But in ours, this is a huge celebration. These past two weeks we’ve been trying to potty train…

Journey

The monkey has been amazing us so much. His cognitive skills have increased this past year. Although he’s regressed socially where he has a fear of going anywhere other than school and home, he’s flourishing in other areas. Schoolwork is one of them. His teacher told us last week that he follows his routine without…

Asking for help.

The pandemic has made the monkey more reclusive. Before he struggled to go to unknown places but now he has a phobia. He screams and cries as if someone is actually physically hurting him. My husband started a new job around October. Due to the quarantine guidelines, we were not able to visit his office….