Friday, November 25, 2016

Break Time

As of right now, I am taking a break from blogging due to certain circumstances.  Thank you for following our story and I hope to be back soon one day.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Everyone has a story

One of my daily devotions today was "Everyone has a story". The devotion was as if I wrote it. It is absolutely everything that I have said before. It  was my exact words when I spoke at my last event...everyone has a story. What is your story?

Often when I am in the grocery story or at the gym running I look at someone and wonder what their story is. Do they too have a child with special needs? Have they went through a divorce? Have they lost a parent, a child, or a friend too soon?  Are they suffering from cancer? Do they suffer from a terrible, hidden disability? What is their story?

Each and every one of us has a story. Just as Tim McGraw's big hit says, " Stay humble and kind." We all need to be humble and kind to everyone. We do not know what the struggles of the person next to us in the check out line goes through. So instead of pulling up your phone and getting on Facebook, look at them and give them a nice nod or smile. Speak to them...say hi...strike up a conversation. It could be someone who is literally dying inside and it just might make their day a little brighter.

We can't control how our life turns out. God is in control and handles that.

As my story goes on with the boys, I have found myself to be more compassionate to others. It's okay if the lady you passed in the grocery store doesn't smile at you....maybe she just found out about the death of a loved one. Therefore, just give everyone a nice nod and a smile. Help spread love to others. It is exactly what God would have wanted.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

He can always make me better:)

It was a terrible day yesterday. TERRIBLE! ( Explain in later post) Today doesn't appear to be much better. But, at the end of the day I can always count on Andrew to say something to make it better. Yesterday was one of those no make-up, hair thrown up any which way with comfy clothes on kind of day. Andrew looked at me right after his bath last night and said, "Moochies you are so pretty with no make-up on." BAHAHAH....This kid is great!!! He always knows how to make Mommy feel better.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Doctor

Andrew had an unexpected day home with Mommy on Thursday. He woke peeing blood and it was a lot of blood. It scared me to death. Of course, we went to the doctor and he is on medicine for an infection. The doctor was in shock at how much he had in his urine. He said it was very uncommon in little boys. He sent his urine off for more testing. We pray they don't find anything else.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Boys

Love my boys:)
A few good pics of us that I took the past few weeks. Love them more than they know!




Psalm 127:3-5  Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Self Stimulatory Behaviors

The majority of individuals on the spectrum have a "stim". A stim is a self stimulatory behavior which is repetitive body movements or repetitive movement of objects. Researchers have suggested various reasons for why a person may stim. One set of theories suggests that these behaviors provide the person with sensory stimulation . Due to some dysfunctional system in the brain, the body craves stimulation; and thus, the person engages in these behaviors to excite or arouse the nervous system. Another reason why people with autism stim is  that these behaviors release beta-endorphins in the body and provides the person with some form of internal pleasure.

Others stim because these behaviors are exhibited to calm a person. That is, the environment is too stimulating and the person is in a state of sensory-overload. As a result, the individual engages in these behaviors to block-out the over-stimulating environment; and his/her attention becomes focused inwardly.

Trenton has had numerous stims. His main ones that he always reverts back to is verbal stims with noises from his mouth and the constant rearranging of his toys, his constant pacing, etc. Often a person may refer to autism as a person who flaps their arms and hands. A few years ago Trenton flapped for about a 24 hour period but that was it. Trenton has started flapping again about nine days ago and he is still doing it a lot. I wonder how long it will last this time.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Going to Sleep with "Item of the Day"

Both boys go to bed with their "item of the day". Trenton's is a small hand sanitizer in an animal covering.
 Andrew has been attached to our pressure roller so he went to sleep with it tonight.