What’s That Smell?

The aroma was intoxicating as I entered our home.  The smell of fresh baked cookies filled the air.  Cade and I marched toward the kitchen to discover no cookies.  Slowly my hand waved over the… Continue reading

A Day with Cade

“Gillette, the best a man can get.”  Cade stared in the mirror with one eyebrow raised.  His electric razor buzzed as he prepared for a shave. “Dad?”  He asked for my attention.  “What… Continue reading

Winds of Change

There are countless articles on keeping things routine for an autistic child.  “Avoid change” is repeated throughout these articles.  What good is it to shelter a child from change in an ever changing world?… Continue reading

Cover Up Your Hoo-Ha

“Nice pubes!” my nephew  jokingly exclaimed as Cade walked down the hallway.  Cade was feeling fresh and clean as he strutted carefree with his towel in hand. “Cover up your hoo-ha Cade,” he told… Continue reading

I Feel Your Pain

I am sure most people have heard the phrase “I feel your pain.”  It’s merely a way of showing empathy.  Have you ever become so in tune with a person that you really… Continue reading

Cade Goes to the Prom

Once upon a time there was a handsome young boy named Cade. He lived with his mother, father, two cousins and goofy Uncle Brett. Everyone did their very best to keep Cade happy and… Continue reading

Hell on Wheels

The hummingbird feeder dangled near the picture window.  From inside I watched the marvel of the tiny creature.  Heavy foot steps quickly approached from outdoors and away scattered the bird. Brother-in-law Brett swiftly ran by.  His… Continue reading

My Hero

Tears ran slowly down my cheek.  My eyes closed as the salty taste edged the corner of my mouth.  Although I hated performing the task at hand I knew it must be done.  With… Continue reading

Success Defined

Attending the big games, I thought about the many ways we’ve been programmed to measure success. How do you measure success? Did you get the promotion you’ve been working so hard to receive? Is your… Continue reading

Sometime the Mighty Oak Falls

A friend once asked “What’s your biggest fear?”  To be honest it’s something that haunts me everyday.  My biggest fear is not knowing what happens to Cade when I am gone.  I am sure every parent… Continue reading