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  1. vickiecouturier
    January 9, 2015 @ 9:33 am

    how wonderful for you,,i havent read the book,,my daughter has 2 boys ages 7 and 9,,last year she got custody of a family members toddlers,,they are ages 2 and 4 now,,the 4yr old boy has some type of autisum,,they havent figured it out just what yet,,but it was a financial bind when they custody of them,but her and her husband didnt want them to go into foster care,,it was after they got him that they knew something was terribly wrong,,,but they are determinded to keep him and someday when they can afford too,adopt him and his sister,,both are trying to work and I come back often as I can to give them a break and help however I can,,right now she is feeling very overwhelmed,,and worried that she is a bad mother because she feels like that,,,this is the only stable home these kids has ever known,,before he was 2 the boy had been moved with his mom to over 20 different places,,he never knew where he would lay his head,,,but they got taken away because of drugs,,not because they had no home,,i know it was very bad,,but i regress,,,isnt it normal for most moms to feel overwhelmed with other kids and one that is autistic??

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    • Scott Wilcox
      January 9, 2015 @ 1:01 pm

      Absolutely natural to feel lost and wonder if what we are doing is the right thing for our kids. I’ve been doing this alone for most of my daughter’s 29 years, and still feel overwhelmed at times. Her diagnosis is not autism, is more severe and very rare, but has some similarities, so I follow Carrie’s posts. The hardest thing to confront is that the medical, therapeutic, and teaching professionals sometimes have no idea what to do to help our kids either. And, they pretty much never live with a person with disability issues that are outside the “normal” (whatever that is) , so they have no clue what life is really like for us. The best therapist I ever had (she didn’t start out that way) offered to babysit my girl and I took her up on the offer. As she got to know our home-life after a few months, it really opened her eyes. She became our best therapist ever.
      These little ones are blessed to have your daughter and you in their lives. God bless you on your journey.
      Scott

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  2. Carol Bruce
    January 9, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    Congratulations, Carrie. I know your writings will help many. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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  3. Mary
    January 9, 2015 @ 10:33 am

    Congratulations !!! I am not surprised, your writings are wonderful and a joy to read. Love you cuz xoxo

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  4. lauramacky
    January 9, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    Congratulations! But I’m in trouble 😉

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  5. Jes Grey Haegler
    January 9, 2015 @ 2:04 pm

    I saw where your book was being republished. I went to order another copy and their was a new cover and it was a PRE-order. I’m so excited for you. Will look for both when released. Congratulations!

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  6. Marie Keates
    January 12, 2015 @ 5:00 am

    Great news! I’m sure there will be parents out there getting a diagnosis of Autism for the first time who will find your words a lifeline I. Their confusion and fear.

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  7. Heather Bowie
    January 13, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

    Wonderful news and congratulations! I loved the book the first time so I hope it gets out there even more!

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  8. openyoureyes145
    January 15, 2015 @ 10:49 pm

    so excited for you! I definitely have to get my hands on both books. Your blog is entertaining and inspiring to read. You truly have immense talent.

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