Autism

Living With Autism

Living With Autism

My amazing daughter Kayla is our oldest, she and her husband Jeremy have three boys diagnosed with Autism. Recker is the oldest 8 and 1/2, Ezra is 5 and Theo just turned 2. We love these boys so much, our entire family is in love […]

Parenthood

Parenthood

I love this picture of Frenchie (Papa) with 5 of the 7 grandchildren–the joy on his face was priceless.  Most of you have probably heard this “Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” I think this is a […]

Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day 2018

I’m late posting this, but better late than never I love keeping these memories close. One day my grandchildren will look back on this blog and love reading about the silly things their Bonbon does. Kaitlyn and Brian are in Utah visiting Brian’s family, Blake, […]

Recker Turns 5

Recker Turns 5

Recker has turned 5, I cannot believe it’s been 5 years.  Our lives have been so generously blessed over the past 5 years, it’s hard to imagine what my life was like before.  We have grown in numbers, our 3rd grandson will be born within […]

Recker Get’s His Tonsil Out

Recker Get’s His Tonsil Out

We’ve been busy since the last time I blogged, I’m trying to play catch up.  Recker needed to have his tonsils out.  He has severe sleep apnea and some other issues surrounding his Autism. The tonsillectomy will help with some of those issues. I was […]

Enduring ongoing adversity

Enduring ongoing adversity

  There are so many differences in all of our lives. Depending on the circumstances, new mothers sometimes feel overwhelmed, fathers feel pressured to take care of families while some struggle with loneliness.  I believe we all  have at least one challenge in common. Dealing […]

Trusting

Trusting

I believe the worst pain a mother can feel is knowing her children are struggling with something you cannot understand or comfort them with. There have been times when my doubt has been as wide as the ocean, feeling like the waves need to sweep […]

My little Recker Love

My little Recker Love

How can anyone look at this sweet spirit and be cruel? I am so upset tonight not able to sleep, thinking about this special grandson of ours.  He is in pre-school, he has parents who take extremely good care of him. Kayla is protective and […]

Scars are tattoos with better stories

Scars are tattoos with better stories

  My hair has been falling out in chunks, more and more everyday.  I made the decision to call Jenny Boyton, she or her sister have been styling my hair for over 15 years.  Kara Ellingson, Jenny’s sister cut my hair the 1st time, while […]

Living Happy

Living Happy

A couple of weeks ago my dear sweet friend Liz Decker asked me to give a testimonial at our and Event, I  knew I wanted to but was not sure what to say. How could I possibly inspire or be an example ? I have […]