Tag Archive: love

Life is Short

Oh how I wish that Cade would stop picking his skin. This phase of his is driving me nuts. The slightest bump or blemish is poked and pulled until the remaining wound meets… Continue reading

Manuscript Submitted. Wish me Luck.

So I just submitted my manuscript to my first round of literary agents. I plan on getting back to writing regular posts to my blog now that I’ve completed this monstrous task. The… Continue reading

You Farted

“Nana…” Standing in line at the Walmart checkout counter, Cade calls for my sister Iris’s attention, “You want a candy.” By “you,” Cade means himself. Everyone else says “you” when referring to him.… Continue reading

When Nothing Else Matters

Patch — Spackle — Sand — Prime — Paint. That’s how it’s done. Trust me on this one. It was 2:00 am. Cade just kicked a two foot hole into  the wall next… Continue reading

Pulling the Trigger

We had just finished hauling our waste to the county recycling center. It’s one of the little things I do to save money. Rather than pay a monthly fee for garbage pickup service,… Continue reading

Canned Peaches

“You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, ‘Let’s get some parfait,’ they say, ‘Hell no, I don’t like no parfait.’? Parfaits are delicious!” In my… Continue reading

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

Traditions

Traditions–we all have them. Good or bad, they’re a part of who we are. To me Halloween will always mean carving pumpkins with Cade while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas. My job at… Continue reading

Without a Voice

  It had been happening almost every day. And this morning was no exception. Cade’s allergies have been relentless. “Ugggh.” Cade grunted on the couch. The painful, frustrated sound could be heard all… Continue reading