Aaron Pays A Bill!

Last Friday, Aaron got a true taste of adulthood: he paid his very first bill! Aaron has been working for 6 months now. Although this is not his first job, this job is significant because he is maturing and learning more independent living skills, like paying bills. If possible, persons on the autism spectrum should…

Value The People That “SEE” You

Late last week, a friend of mine informed me she had a gift for me. Receiving gifts is definitely one of my love languages, so needless to say I was excited to see what I would be receiving. This particular friend is not someone I see on a regular basis or even talk to weekly.…

How to Maintain A Healthy Relationship While Parenting a Special Needs Child

https://www.facebook.com/100000830014076/videos/2746509208720053/ My husband Paul and I spent valuable time with Alasha Bennett talking about how to remain committed to each other while parenting a child with additional needs. Feel free to watch our interview. We welcome your feedback ❤️

Your Children Will Choose A Mate Just Like You. Does That Make You Happy or Sad?

My focus has been to raise godly men and mates, but I haven’t always modeled godly mate-worthy behavior myself: compromise, forgiveness, grace and mercy- all things I am still working on improving in my life.

“Back Off Mom”

This week has been quite eventful for me. I heard the same message from both of my sons: "Back off Mom." Before I move forward, perhaps I should explain myself. I am the mother of two amazing young, African American males. They are bright, loving, and believe in our Creator. Aaron,  my oldest son (24),…

Sibling Love

Ever thought about the relationship between a person with autism and their siblings? Is it any different than the relationship between typical siblings? Find out by reading Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum. Bryant shares his life with Aaron, his older brother, who also has an autism spectrum disorder. Aaron and Me will…

The Story Continues

So, what happened next? Well, once we realized that Aaron’s speech and language were not developing in a timely manner, we started with testing to see what was going on. Between the ages of 18 months to 4, Aaron was tested a few times and given speech/language delay diagnoses. He also had difficulties with tying…

Our Journey Begins

As many people know by now, this is one of my favorite pictures of Aaron. We had him dressed so cute and so 90s! What the pic doesn’t show is that by the time this picture was taken, Aaron was no longer speaking. He was not yet 2 years old. Our journey started like many…

The Broken Rack

I was hanging up clothes on my clothes rack in my bathroom this morning and this happened. Yep, the rack broke! I went to the kitchen, made Moo’s omelette, then returned to the rack and started taking the fallen clothes to the couch. I made a mental note to look for a heavy duty rack…