1. Kim D
    February 2, 2015 @ 3:23 pm

    Thank you, just….thank you. We didn’t get the diagnosis until 8 but we knew. Our son has autism. And you know the saying, if you have met one child with autism, then you have met ONE child with AUTISM. I have had all of the days you so perfectly described so I am grateful to know that I am not alone, not the only one. Thank you.


  2. Kathy Walsh
    February 2, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

    I read this in the book Friday and have not stopped crying since. It is a beautiful letter and I could have written the same to myself, there are so many parallels. As difficult as it was to read, I thank you for writing it because my take away was hope, acceptance and unconditional love. Look forward to the rest of the book. Cheers!


  3. vickiecouturier
    February 2, 2015 @ 4:15 pm

    Carrie,,I want to personally thank you for responding to my daughter Dana Haires email,I had forwarded your newsletter to her and she said she emailed you,,she has 4 kids and the 2 and 4 yr old she got custody of a yr and half ago,,and the 4 yr old is the one with autism ,she was going crazy and frustrated,,and I was hoping that knowing she wasnt alone in this,,so thank you so much,,VIckie Couturier

    Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 19:37:52 +0000 To: vlbelk@hotmail.com


  4. Jaimie
    February 2, 2015 @ 5:35 pm

    Your posts always make me tear up, but at the same time feel not so alone. My son is 4 and has only had an “official” diagnosis for a little over a year because we couldn’t get anyone to take us seriously (I didn’t know that I could call EI myself!), but otherwise, your journey sounds so much like ours. Thank you for your poignant posts.


  5. Gale Grossnickle
    February 3, 2015 @ 12:11 am

    Thank you for sharing, I am a Grandmother of a Grandson that has Autism and get him every weekend and today’s posting from you makes me feel the same as you, how nice I can relate to someone that loves a child soooo much and walk me through this new world. Thanks soo much sharing!!!! Sending love your way!


  6. Sarah Page
    February 3, 2015 @ 4:45 am

    Again, thank you.


  7. Cancer Warrior
    February 3, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    Beautiful writing. It moved me to tears.


  8. Deidre Kasey
    February 3, 2015 @ 1:13 pm

    My son was diagnosed at four and we thought the “signs” we were seeing were from him being sick as a newborn. Thank you so much for your courage and honesty in writing about your experiences. It is nice to know other families experience the same ups and downs we do. I love your blog and thanks again!!!!


  9. Shelley
    February 5, 2015 @ 4:56 pm

    Carrie, I stumbled across your blog after the abc news story. I saw you picture and thought, “that looks like Jack’s mom.” I worked at the daycare in NY in Jack’s room when you received the diagnosis for Jack. He will always hold a special place in my heart and I am so happy to read about how you are all doing.


  10. Marie Keates
    February 7, 2015 @ 12:50 am

    If only we could send those letters to ourselves back in time 🙂


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