Raising Alex

I have five children. They’re mostly grown and gone now, living within a couple hours of home. I am so SO thankful that they’ve established themselves close to me, at least for now. Each has their unique personality. Each makes me CRaZzzzzy and each makes me slap-my-knee laugh out loud. I love this! Same mom,…

My Autistic Son Raised Me

I remember it very well. I fretted aloud that my second-born son must be deaf and/or mute. At 18 months, he had no words, minimal mutual correspondence, and displayed eccentric behaviors. My mother-in-law turned to me and quietly said, “I’ve been wanting to say something. Perhaps you should get him tested.” My heart jumped into…