About

picsplay_1383352356524-1.jpgMelissa is a stay at home mom raising a teenager, a tween, and a toddler. She is a surrogate mother of two gorgeous little girls who she gets to see whenever she wants. She has explored life and her goal is to never wonder what if. Her toddler was not planned but she is thankful that he chose her to call mommy. People say she is extremely lucky in life but she views her luck as a result of the decisions she has made in life otherwise known as karma. She spends her time guiding her teenager supporting his interests and talking about safe sex, cleaning up after her tween daughter completely shocked that daughters are pigs when she was sure it would be the boys who were disgusting, and running around after her monkey of a toddler desperately trying to be a part of his world. She never kept a journal for her older children and pictures are precious because there aren’t many. So she decided to start this blog to remember her thoughts and time that passed to quickly. She never imagined that her son who she didn’t even know she wanted, who she loved so much it hurts, would be diagnosed with autism. This is a real journey that starts as a normal record of her child’s growth to finding out that what she suspected would become very real. Her words are true, raw, and sometimes heartbreaking. This is a story about strength, love, and acceptance. She is choosing to document this journey with her sidekick Oliver hoping that one day she will learn how to be a part of his world. Keeping her memories of all of the testing and therapy while watching him learn and grow. He is her world. He is autistic but that isn’t all he is. He is quirky, easygoing, curious, interesting, fun, hilarious, genuine, innocent, and lovely. He is her Oliver. He is her world.

19 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for the follow but don’t feel you need to “tit for tat”. I’m not into that game. I’m looking for real sites and yours is as real as it comes. I’m glad I found it. Cheers!

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  2. Zacandgwen… I wanted to thank you so much for your nomination! I was smiling soooo big when I saw it last week. But, embarrassing enough, I actually didn’t know how to put your name as a link into the post, or anyone else’s’ for that matter, so I could thank you properly. If the contest is over, I guess I am too late, but I love you and your spirit. Us sister/moms gotta stick together. I feel like I know Oliver personally, and that is because of all of your kind words. Thank you again, and can’t wait for your next post!

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  3. We are on a similar journey as Autism visits us in the form of Aspergers on a daily basis. My son is nine we have come a long way….yet so much more to do I guess we are never done. Thanks for the follow. Blessings to you and your family.

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  4. and this is lovely and you are all very lucky indeed, to have landed in the same place in the universe at the same time. i teach full day kindergarten (4s and 5s), have 3 grown daughters and 6 grandchildren under 6. i have seen all kinds of children in all parts of my life and i have to say that the ones who approach and learn and see the world differently, as it sounds like oliver does, are the absolute joys of the world. through all of the testing, and work and frustrating moments, there is something very wonderful in all of it. what a wonderful idea for a blog. i look forward to following you and reading more – best, beth

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