Monday, January 9, 2012


Hello Friend.
I'm so glad you stopped by. Please come in and get good and comfy. Browse around where you'd like. This originally started as a blog to chronicle the adventures of my little share with my first born boy, Greyson, when he grew keep my family that lives far away up to date- and for myself as a keepsake because if you're a Momma or Poppa- you know- time goes by so fast.

Along the way I had another little boy, Parker...and right after that we discovered my 2 1/2 year old son, Greyson, was on the spectrum.
(Here is the post I wrote on the day I came to that realization).

Being a mom of a Spectrum kid (in my opinion waaaay cooler than the term "Special Needs") is not easy. Being a parent of any child- spectrum or not- has its challenges. I talk a little bit about those challenges here....but that is not the primary focus of this blog.
I am here to talk about the joy it brings us and the beauty of the journey we are on!

And although our M-F involves alot of Spectrumy (OK, so I make up words...that one is an adjective that means on the Spectrum) things like Speech Therapy and Early Intervention School and Applied Behavior Analysis and Dr's. appointments etc. it is just a small part of our family and a small part of who Greyson is. He is still our boy...just a sweet, energetic, normal little boy (with wonky neurons) who loves trucks and trains and cars and balls.

I am so happy to share our story...and I just want to let you know that you are not alone on this magical & wild ride.



  1. Hi Chrissy,
    My son Zaccary was diagnosed 12 years ago when he was 2.
    Thank you for your blog and the beautiful pictures of your children. I wish you and your family many, many blessings.
    You are in my prayers.
    Debra Long

  2. Thank you for stopping by and sharing and your prayers! Come back anytime. Love,

  3. I just came across your blog as a link to it was posted on my friend's facebook page. I can't tell you how thankful I am to have found it.
    About a year ago, I started noticing "funny" little things my son did. When I took him to his 12 month well child check, he had some deficiencies, and had more of them at his 18 month visit. That was when the ball really started rolling. I, like you, feel like I am stuck in some kind of strange limbo, where I KNOW (because I am his mom, and we KNOW these things about our children) that he is on the spectrum, but nobody wants to tell me he is because he's not three yet. They will tell me he has a sensory procesing disorder, and so we can deal with that in the meantime. But the big, scary, A-word nobody wants to throw out. I know it...I know it in my heart, in my gut, and in my soul. He is my child, and I know that there is something going awry with those neurons. But nobody will say it. So for now, we wait the next nine months out until someone will confirm. I'm so thankful to have found your blog today, because your words could be mine. Your battle is mine also, and not only will we win, but we will come out better and so will our children for it. Keep loving those boys!! I'll be checking back in and thinking of you during our "process." Much love to you all! xoxo

  4. Liz, I worry that your family has been encouraged to wait because of funding issues. In my state, funding is available for early intervention if children are identified before the age of three. I am an early childhood professional and have seen in my community situations where early intervention has been postponed simply because if the child is identified before the age of three, they qualify for more funding. PLEASE look into early identification instead of waiting until your child turns three. Message me if you'd like more info!

  5. Your courage is incredible. I thank you for sharing your story and I would like to encourage you to pray. God is amazing and wants you to lean on him as you continue on this journey with your precious son, Greyson. As you continue to learn and research Autism, I would also highly encourage you to explore a relationship with Jesus Christ. The healing power and strength only He can give is truly remarkable.

    1. Thank you for your words. I absolutely pray for strength daily and find solace in knowing Greyson has a great future ahead. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."