Well hello there! I’m glad you’re here! I’m Jessica, wife to one, mother of two, homemaker, teacher, short order cook, chauffeur, launderer, and pushing thirty this year. I’ve had this pull to write a book for a while now. It started as a children’s book, but it just wasn’t sparking anything for me, so I decided to write a memoir of our life raising a child with autism. He’s only seven and our road has a lot of miles left so I knew this was going to be something that was ever growing and changing. I didn’t want to put a period where there should only be a comma. I don’t want to bore you with facts and flood you with information, I just want to give a glimpse of what it’s like being a parent or sibling to someone with autism. Please realize that this is strictly our experience and opinion based on what we have lived day in and day out. I in no way want to give the perception that what autism looks like for us is how it is for everyone, because it most definitely is not. There will be a lot of funny stuff, because Weston is just funny, but I’ll also be talking about some extremely emotionally charged topics, for me anyway. You may not be able to relate on a special needs perspective, but I promise it’s not a whole lot different than parenting in general (maybe a little), and most of you can relate to that! If you’re not a parent then read anyway, it’ll give you a five minute break from whatever you’re working on and it’s way better than candy crush.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton