The title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. Please let me explain. THE JUICE INCIDENT My son’s iPod rings several times from his pocket. He pulls it out and taps the screen a few times, tugs at my arm again and whispers. “Mom! I need something to … Continue readingMy Kid Drinks Juice during Mass – Sorry (Not Sorry) If That Offends You.
I’m a “Special Needs Mom”. That sounds really weird to me. For a couple reasons really, but mainly because I sometimes wonder if I “qualify.” My son is on the Autism spectrum, but is pretty high functioning (like what they used to separate out as … Continue readingI’m (not enough of) a Special Needs Mom
In the Jubilee year of 2000, my husband, Joe, and I were able to go on a short pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine in Lourdes. We went with our son, Charlie, who has autism. We were hoping for a miracle, but willing to take any … Continue readingLourdes and Our Lady
Flashback: December 23, 2001. I am frantic over my son, Charlie, who left our house unnoticed. Charlie has autism and back then he had a serious elopement problem. It was, needless to say, a most upsetting time for a mother. What made it worse was … Continue readingA Miraculous Birth