1. Beverly Ramirez
    December 12, 2022 @ 11:09 am

    I have been following your family’s journey with autism for years now. What an encouragement your honesty and openness are on a weekly basis. I can so often relate to what you are living and thinking and feeling – the complete daily mish-mash of hopes and worries, joys and tears, fight and flight reactions… From what I can read and see, you and Joe and your kids are doing an amazing job together – not perfect of course (who is? what is?) – but definitely amazingly good! I applaud you and admire you all for your dedication and love and perseverance. May God continue to bless you and help you – and may you have a wonderful Christmas this year!


  2. Peggy
    December 12, 2022 @ 2:56 pm

    You are a forever wonderful mom. I love how you express your spots in a day, in life and planning for the future with openminded loving eyes.


  3. Janet Anderson
    December 12, 2022 @ 9:36 pm

    I also admire you and at the same time feel your pain. As a grandmother I always thought I could make everything right for my daughter and autistic grandson/ I was wrong, but I continue to have faith, hope with love the answers are out there, never give up. God bless u and your beautiful family. Have a Merry Christmas. Forever Mom.


  4. Lynn
    December 12, 2022 @ 11:34 pm

    Your honesty is refreshing. It is nice to not only feel your vulnerability as a Mother but sense your hope as well. Keep on trucking and we’ll do the same. Love following your story. ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️


  5. terismyth
    December 16, 2022 @ 10:17 am

    I can totally relate.
    I would take it one day at a time. Never looking too far forward into the future.
    But now that my son is 30, it’s not that easy wondering his future, wether or not he finds employment, if his girlfriend will stick around or if he can pay his bills.
    Actually, my ADHD son has more trouble managing and retaining jobs, keeping his home organized and clean, and mental health/depression.
    I’m lucky we all live close and can be there in less than 7 minutes in case there is a need.
    I like the “Forever Mother.” Aren’t we all forever mothers?
    You are my favorite writer.


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