Dear Reader,

Hello you. Thanks for popping in. You’re wondering who I am, so let me attempt to tell you.

I write, which means I observe. I seek beauty and truth. Astonishingly, I’ve found a great deal of both.

I teach college writing. I have been married twenty-two years to Jeff.

Three of my four sons have special needs; four of the four have lots of opinions.

My second son, Jack, has Macrocephaly Capillary Malformation Syndrome, or M-CM. In addition to some physical differences, the hallmark of this rare condition is significant cognitive impairment. He is nonverbal and has autism. He lives in a group home in a small town a few hours from our family home.

Our third son, Charlie, also has autism. He can tell you every single thing you never knew you needed to know about military history. He’s completely charming and voluntary vacuums my car, so I don’t deserve him.

Truman is the youngest and has high-functioning autism and sensory processing disorder. He is whip smart, creative, and essentially has my same personality so watch out.

Henry, our first-born, deserves heaps of praise for being a helpful and exemplary brother. He leads the way and is a total keeper.

This blog is the story of my real life. You can’t make this stuff up. God told me to write it, so I did. And I do, even when I’m grumpy about it.

I write extensively about faith, my Heavenly Parents, and Jesus, because they are why I am still alive.

Welcome, friend.



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