this place

This post is so amazing, so moving. So much emotion. Such love, such a journey.

a diary of a mom


Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. 

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

~Ambrose Redmoon


From Happy Squeal, October, 2012 …

June, 2006

Brooke is three.

I don’t understand why we’re here. We’ve got to be in the wrong place. I know I asked for help, but an autism specialist? This makes no sense. My baby can talk, so it can’t be autism — right? For God sake, someone say Right.

The word took the air out of the room, sent me running for the bathroom, retching over the cold porcelain, searching for something. It was huge. It was terrifying. It couldn’t be right. But I was the one who had sounded the alarm. I was the one who knew…

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