Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who knew!?!?

Dylan is a very quiet kid. We thought he was just painfully shy. He rarely speaks to adults unless its me or Clint. He will go into "meltdown mode" when he is socially uncomfortable.

We took him in for a routine dr visit. Just a check up--no biggie! After noticing some of his behaviors (no eye contact, refusal to get on the table--just plain irritable) she suggested getting him tested for autism.

It literally took my breath away--I think I sucked all the air out of the room. I wasn't processing it well and thought it was highly unlikely. She said she would make an appointment.

Later when they didn't call me about with a time and day--I didn't bother calling back. I had looked on the internet and my son wasn't like some of the kids I saw! Far from it! He is a straight A student!

A few months passed and I got a phone call. Normally a call checking on the well being of a patient is welcome but when I told her I hadn't followed through--I got a lecture...lol Kindly but I also realized what her concerns were.

She made an appointment and told me to do some more research focusing on Aspergers or high functioning autism.

I did.

And I saw Dylan.

The worst part was thinking my son was "sick" or "disabled" They don't know the kid I know. They don't see the giant progresses he has made this year! They don't know what we have overcame!

I was soon reminded of the road ahead. 3rd grade. A huge transition in elementary school. Especially for a child with social challenges. So I took him to his scheduled appointment last Wednesday.

A lot of the questions weren't my son. There were some that described him to a T. Quirky things I thought were just that...quirky.

In the end I saw Dylan differently. A strong willed child that has overcame many obstacles that we take for granted. A child with a bright future and family that loves him--quirks and all. A child with high functioning autism.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New look!

I debated deleting this account and starting over....but I figured it would be easier to just give it a new look!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Its been a long time!

It has been a long time since I have blogged. Not that I have many following...lol

Many things have happened since my last post. We are in a new season in our life. We resigned as youth leadership---even changed churches--this fall. We are use to home missions churches and the church we were attending wasn't that--but it was a small congregation. We tend to thrive in that environment.

Without going into detail--after lots of prayer we knew it was time to move on. We now attend CLC. We love it but the size is a bit intimidating. That is taking a while to get use to. In time I know it will seem silly that its this overwhelming to us now..lol

Another thing that happened is something that has completely changed my life. My sister found out she was pregnant and during a routine screening realized her baby may have Trisomy 18. Anyone that is familiar with this genetic disorder knows its "incompatible with life"

It was a scary thing for my sister and her husband to go through. Im not an emotional person but this broke me in ways I could not even imagine.

I live a little ways away from my sister but I supported her in the only way I knew how--phone calls.

Two weeks ago today we got to meet little Madyson Nicole. She was beautiful! Although she only lived around 40 minutes---those minutes with her were treasured. My life has been changed by her. I don't take the little things for granted anymore. And the "big stressors" in my life don't seem as significant. I hug my boys a little tighter and appreciate my family more than I thought I could.

I feel like right now is a turning point in my life and Im learning who I am and who God wants me to be. We never imagined ourselves in this place--and I know it seems like chaos to us but I know it all fits perfectly into God's plan.

so...if you will...keep my family in prayer during this time while we discover God's will in our lives.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Its been a while..

Im feeling like I have finally accomplished something...I changed my background on my blog without technical assistance!!! LOL

Its raining hard outside and I have a cake in the oven. I have been cooking and baking up a storm! Fall is in full swing. Im a bit bummed that we won't be making it to any fall parties this year--Clint has to work the night the church has theirs planned and I have prior obligations that night that I can't get out of. I guess we will have to be creative.

Speaking of the season...deer season. Last night I was headed into town on MAIN street....The car in front of me stopped and there was a BUCK in the street. It ran full speed ahead and hit a storefront window--bounced off and ran into the one next door. It hit another window and decided to just run down the sidewalk. I was in such shock to see a deer in town that I forgot I had my camera in my purse.

I forgot to mention the newest member of my family! I have a new nephew--Cody Garrett. I'll post pics soon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

*insert clever title here*

Clint just found out his sister is going to have a baby!! We are very excited about that. She and her husband were home for a visit so we headed back to visit with them yesterday. I have to say--I really do love my sister in laws. I am blessed to have them. My husband has never been real emotional but I honestly don't think his eyes were irritated and red when we left from something getting in his eye or whatever --I think he was truly sad to have to leave.

His mom made mention of selling her place and the price she rattled off was ridiculously cheap. It would be a perfect home for us but we have got to pray--God's will overrides what our heart desires. Even though we are going through a really tough time here and it would be so easy to pack up and head back.

In other news--the boys had a long day--they played hard and then we got home a whole lot later than planned. needless to say, we were late this morning...lol

When we got home last night the boys were starving. Here their grandma had a ton of food but they didn't touch anything but some grapes! My mother in law isn't the greatest of cooks and my boys have made many comments to us about "gma cant cook at all!" They have never ate a whole lot at her house. Yesterday was different though. She did a fairly good job but I couldn't convince the boys of that. They only wanted grapes that they knew gma hadn't tainted. LOL