About Me

I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

Monday, February 18, 2008


Okay, so I said some not so nice things about Jenny McCarthy. I felt the wording she
used to describe Autism were not what I would call "appropriate".
I know, I know...I have alot to learn sometimes about letting people have
their own feelings. It took me many years to be comfortable with Autism. We
worked very hard with our children, trying to figure out the best way to make
them happy, healthy, and just to be the best they could be.
Today, on Oprah, Oprah asked Jim Carrey how Evan was (Jenny McCarthy's son and
Jim Carrey's signifigant other)....at the end of the
conversation, Jim Carrey told Oprah he believed Autistic children are "here for
a reason"!

How very true that is.

I know why my children with Autism are here....they are here to teach me
unconditional love, patience, and kindness. They are teaching me to be non-

I had an aha! moment today.
I went to a MySpace page of another mother with an Autistic child. This beautiful
mother and I don't always see eye-to-eye, but man, I like her alot. She is young
and doing what we all should be doing...the best we know how to do.
Her quote on her MySpace is "Be kinder than necessary, you never know what someone else is going through"....

I lost my footing a few times in the past month....I let someone put me somewhere I
did not want to be. Shame on me for letting this person take control of my emotions, if
not for just a fleeting moment.
That will not happen again on my blog.
My blog is my place to share my feelings about my family...it will be that way from
now on.

Thank you to all who have defended me....I will remember that.
Thanks to those who have corrected me...I will take into consideration all comments.

My family has been so blessed in the past few years. We have been given opportunities
that we never could have afforded. I must remember that my children need a happy,
healthy mother. They have a reason to be here, and I am happy to be there for them.


Maddy said...

Can't resist Jim Carey.
Best wishes

Anonymous said...

We all decide how we are going to react to the actions of others--sometimes consciously and sometimes not. I appreciate that for the most part your blog is positive; please don't waste space on the people who insist on being nasty to you or who make hurtful comments about autism.

Patrick said...

Well I must say his response has struck a comedic refrain in my heart. As it infers that young master Evan is still autistic, regardless of JM's claim to the contrare.

Matt said...


I like this post a lot.

good to see you back on track! Don't let people drag you down.