Monday, September 24, 2012


The past year has been difficult, to say the least.  My oldest son - my 13 year old with autism - continued to regress.  And regress.  And regress.  We spent lots of money to send him to a special private day school, which only led to more regression.  We pulled him out and put him in 6th grade at our local public middle school - and he continued in his regression.  And when our local move sent my son to a new public middle school, that was again (of course) another disaster.  In fact, that was the most memorable disaster, given that he was seriously beaten and almost stabbed (only was not because the aggressing boy was restrained on his second day at this school.

And that is not all.  In the past year, I lost two babies :(  My two babies - who were supposed to be The Pure Baby's (PB's) best friends - died :(  My first loss was at 7 weeks, and my second loss was at 13 weeks.  Both were traumatic of course, but my second loss was the.worst.experience of my life (and that really says a lot, as my life has not been easy).

I titled this post "Hope!", because despite all of the sadnesses and difficulties and horrors, I have great hope! :)  I now have incredible hope for my oldest son!!! :) :) :)  And I have wonderful hope for my next baby :) :) :)   And I will share all of this in a series of posts...