Tag Archive: autistic family member

Unconditional Love

“Oooh…” Walking toward the couch Cade murmured. “You don’t sit on the glass.” Like a bandit with a guilty conscience, Cade proceeded to give himself away. “Now you broke it.” Unfortunately, I knew… Continue reading

Dance

“Why bother?” Staring in the bathroom mirror, I asked myself. “Why bother attempting a family vacation?” The scratches across my forehead and neck made me question myself. Traveling with autism presents many unique… Continue reading

Summertime with Nana

I love my Nana the most Nana the most Nana the most I love my Nana the most Yes I do “Nana” is what Cade calls my sister Iris. Yes, she taught him this… Continue reading

Inclusion

What’s the world like through the eyes of innocence? Somewhere over the spectrum I see the wonder. I see the wonder of a world not tainted by ignorance and hatred; where superheroes exist and fairy tales… Continue reading

Dreams

Seeing so many young people graduating brings back great memories. “What are your plans for the future?” I remember people asking this very question when I myself graduated from high school. I remember the… Continue reading

Beauty in the World

What is beauty? Sometime it’s evident by obvious physical characteristics. Sometime it’s right in front of you and sometime you have to search. Sometime it’s beautiful from the beginning and sometime what starts… Continue reading

Defining Moments

Cade Melerine was born on a steamy summer afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 10, 1997. Little did I realize just how much my life would change that day. I’ve taken care… Continue reading

Forgiveness

This was the tone shortly after midnight. If you are reading out loud please put ear muffs on your little ones. The following was from a post I made on Facebook at 1:00 a.m. this… Continue reading

Words

“Come on.” Curling my index finger I called Cade to the bunny slope. “Hamburger Helper!” He yelled. A feeling of frustration was evident in his voice. Slowly Cade scooted his way across the snow.… Continue reading

Snow Day

“Do you want to build a snowman?” Sitting quietly on the couch, Cade gazed out the window. Sadly I watched as he missed out on the winter fun.  “I am sure he would… Continue reading