1. Donna (Gogi) Gray
    May 9, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

    Happy birthday dear sweet Jack! Happy birthday mother…as a grandmother of a nine-year-old on the spectrum, I wish I could tell you just how much your writings influence and encourage me! I pass them onto his mother in hopes that she too will find insight and encouragement in a complicated world… Praying for you and your family and hoping Jack enjoys his trip to Dairy Queen!


  2. Sunny
    May 9, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

    Happy birthday Jack. Coincidentally, today is my Jack’s 11th birthday! He is similar to you in so many ways!


  3. Susie vanderKooij
    May 9, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

    Thank you Carrie and Jack, for being born….for teaching us to accept all our children have, and to embrace all of it!!!!


  4. cherisaccone
    May 9, 2016 @ 8:36 pm

    I’m fairly new to your blog, but wow, I feel like I know you because your voice echoes through the endless chambers of autism and all the joy and suffering that comes with it. I get two lines in and I’m already reaching for the kleenex. It has strangely helped me to see your pain, because for me, I question whether or not I’m making too much of it all. Then I read your words, and I know that I’m not. Thanks for reaching across the chambers and being vulnerable enough to let your trembling heart be seen to people like me. I so desperately need it.


  5. rocketbotmom
    May 9, 2016 @ 10:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Jack! I hope he had a great day no matter how he chose to spend it!

    God Bless.


  6. Maryanne
    May 9, 2016 @ 11:05 pm

    Happy moms day to you Carrie and happy birthday to Jack! I love when other grand moms comment. As a grandmom of an 11 yr old on the spectrum I like to hear from others like me. Thanks as always for sharing.


  7. Kelly Lesinski
    May 13, 2016 @ 9:42 pm

    Carrie, your writing always touches my heart. You have a gift of communicating so well that we all can connect and understand each other better.


  8. Janet A.
    May 14, 2016 @ 7:45 pm

    Happy Birthday to Jack and his Mother. Being a grandmother with a grandson I adore but cannot understand how his mind works because Autism is bittersweet. He is 17 and sweet but Autism is bitter. I have watched over the years, his mother (my daughter) continue to search for answers from the beginning and always remain positive, loving and encouraging. Now at 17, I see changes in both she and my grandson. Frustrated with no answers as to where do we go now. Will he ever be independent or always remain at home. Enjoy Jack on this Birthday as I continue to pray for you and all the mothers around the world who have no answers. God Bless.


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