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Farewell, Dear Cousin

It is interesting how one phone call can change your day. I received word yesterday afternoon from my mother that my cousin Christine (age 45) passed away. She collapsed at church Sunday while she was sharing her witness of Jesus…

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Escape of the Ring

Yesterday at church Nathan finished his sticker puzzles a little early, so my husband (who was sitting next to him) was entertaining him as best as he could.  In a brilliant flash of inspiration (or so he thought), Justin gave…

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Thankful for Dirty Dishes?

Dear God,Today I am thankful for dirty dishes.  I know, I know, you are wondering what amazing transformation happened to me.  Dirty dishes are usually one of my least favorite things to do.  But, I was thinking this morning that…

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My “Lived In” Home

If you came in my home, you would see the dining room on the right.  But, you will not see a beautiful dining room table with a centerpiece all beautiful and decorated perfectly.  You will see "Nathan's table."  It usually…

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Chasing the Blues Away!

Our first winter in Utah two years ago was quite hard for me to adjust to.  We had some terribly cold weather (to me) and I felt myself drifting toward depression as we hadn't seen the sun for over a…

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Meeting New Friends in Unlikely Places

I was standing in front of the two-story tall moving display entitled "Newton's Daydream" at the Clark Planetarium in SLC yesterday when I met a new friend.  You see, I had been standing there for at least 15 minutes while…

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A Penny For His Thoughts

Have you ever wondered why a child with autism is thinking?  As a mother of two kids on the autism spectrum, this has certainly crossed my mind.  Sometimes my son Nathan will just burst out laughing and I have found…

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My Puzzle Master!

Nathan has always had a mind that can see things in a different way.  He can do a complex puzzle quite quickly.  Here he is putting together a 500 piece puzzle.  I love my boy with autism!

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Our Family’s Miracle Sleeping Medicine

I am thankful for Melatonin!  Melatonin is a hormone that your body produces that helps you sleep. It can also be purchased as an over-the-counter supplement. I am not alone when I testify that kiddos on the autism spectrum have…

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Are Your Kids Bathroom Readers?

Does the side of your toilet look something like this?  If so, you might be raising readers.  How in the world do you get kids to enjoy reading?  Yesterday I blogged about how I love to read. As a parent,…

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Confessions of a Book-Lover

I LOVE to read!  I started reading as a young girl and have never really stopped.  As a teen I could often be found reading with a flashlight under my covers (hours after my bedtime) so I could see if…

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Why I Wear Tennis Shoes Every Day

You will never catch me in a pair of 4 inch heels or pointy-toed shoes.  In fact, if you happened to look down at my feet almost any day of the year, you will most likely find me wearing a…

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