1. Tammy
    August 22, 2016 @ 11:10 am

    wow…it says it all. My Nash starts 5th grade in 2 days. Today we meet his teacher Mrs. Gray. She is young and pretty and was so excited to be able to work with Nash and his autism. We go to a mainstream school. We have been at this school for almost 13 years. My 18 year old daughter is in college…big age difference.

    But, at the end of last year I asked how they recommended for Nash. His Resource teacher recommended one teacher…and his regular teacher recommended another. One of them I knew and one I didnt. I meet with Mrs Gray…..I loved her immediately. She was artsy. My hubby & Nash liked her and thought she was sweet & pretty. She was excited at the chance to work with Nash and said she would take some classes to learn more…that sold me!

    But, Nash and I are fighting many times a day…because he does not want to go to school. And he wants his school clothes that I bought…but, we live in California, its still 90 to 100 degrees here. Pants are not a good thing.



  2. Beth
    August 22, 2016 @ 11:54 am

    Sometimes less information is more. Thanks as always for a beautiful Monday morning read. I cherish my two boys. Just sent my oldest back to residence after an amazing week. Best in 1.5 years. Hope to have him back home permanently soon. Puberty is a challenge! You are doing an amazing job!


  3. Carol Bruce
    August 22, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

    Hope all goes well on Thursday, and Jack enjoys his new school. I use to tell my first graders that fair doesn’t mean everyone gets the same thing. Fair means everyone gets what he needs. You are a wonderful parent who is making tough decisions. You know Jack was not comfortable is his last placement so you are giving him a chance to be himself. Best wishes, Carol Bruce


  4. adoberoseblog
    August 22, 2016 @ 8:35 pm

    Thank God that He gave Jack a better subject to think about…at just the right moment. Yet…in the end: Why DID God make Autism?


  5. Marie
    August 25, 2016 @ 12:12 am

    Yes, mine fights “change” too… even when the change is for the better. As mothers, it is also our instinct to want to hug them during tough times… but they do not want or like hugs. I know how very disorienting that can be. :(. Hang in there! Our kids know we love and adore them despite any disagreements!


  6. Marie
    August 25, 2016 @ 12:21 am

    PS. My son (17) has asked me the same question about God and Autism. Even though the question is heartbreaking to hear from our kids, it is a chance for us as parents to be a source of strength for them when we answer that tough question.


  7. celia hughes
    August 29, 2016 @ 10:44 pm

    Carrie you and your family are AMAZING! I love the statement you made in the story about a mother’s heart is always in motion. I read and reread your stories with such fascination, and look forward to more. You and your family are such an inspiration! Thank you !


  8. Mary T Clark
    February 17, 2020 @ 10:31 pm

    I was diagnosed with autism in early childhood, and raised Christian. Needless to say, myself and my family had challenges and hardships to overcome. If this was all God’s will, then I want nothing to do with my so-called Heavenly Father!


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