Category: holidays

Snowfall

My sister loves snow globes. She has a good-sized collection of them. So a few weeks ago when I was out shopping, and I saw the perfect, glittery goodness shining like a beacon in the night, I knew it would be the perfect Christmas present. When I picked it up, the heavens split open and the angels burst forth in…

Broken

For years Zion has spent Friday nights at his grandparent’s house. It is part of his routine, and it gives me a night of respite from the autism and Zion’s high energy. Recently though, Zion has been asking to spend more time at home. Friday morning when I dropped him off at his ABA therapy center, he said, “Stay home…

Caged

Recently a friend of mine threw a birthday party for her neuro-typical ten year-old son. I decided to take Zion. As we pulled up to the party, I could see what looked like a thousand little boys bouncing off the walls inside the house. It was like walking into a giant air-popper. Only instead of popcorn it was 25 little…

Lesson learned

Shopping alone is a luxury, isn’t it? I didn’t really appreciate the novelty of it before I had kids. But just the act of going to the store without a single child in tow is just downright bliss. Last Sunday, I promised Zoe and Zion we would make Christmas cookies. I got up, wrote my blog, and went to the…

Shoeless Z

For the duration of my twenties, I pretty much never wore shoes. I went everywhere barefoot. It was my version of being a free-spirited rebel. When I went to class….I was barefoot. When I sang in coffeehouses….I was barefoot. When I played the hammered dulcimer in church….yep. Barefoot. Some people laughed. Some asked questions. Some even complained about it. But…

Progress AND perfection

The year was 1981. I was 8 years old. I was into everything.  I wanted to know how everything worked, where it came from, how it started, and/or how it was made.  I was also starting to test authority, and I had an opinion about everything…even if it was wrong. For example…. During Sunday school one morning, I got into…