Anomaly

The lockdown has allowed me to binge-watch my favorite TV show, The Big Bang Theory from start to finish. It was the best escape I could find to get away from the anxiety around the blasted pandemic. The more I watched Sheldon the more it reminds me of kids like my boy who struggle with…

Lockdown Simulated Play

To say that lockdown has been tough would be an understatement, more so for the poor and the vulnerable. I am struggling to keep my sanity as I navigate this unprecedented time in our lives, our country… our world. Never have we all felt the same and feared the same to this extent. More so…

Autopilot

I am sitting here alone in the reception of the therapy center,  the boy is in a session. I sit and stare at my phone and scroll through meaningless posts and videos. Some raise my anxiety and some I just don’t register.  I appear bored, uninterested, tired, but my insides are like a raging tumultuous sea.Tears trickle…

To do List: 7. Draw strength from the good around me.

Been thinking about the weekend that just passed and I was thinking how life is amazing and frustrating and beautiful and overwhelming but so so so precious! I met some people, a family who quickly connected to my heart. People who I have never met before, but walk ahead of me in the journey that…

To do list: 5. Believing in circumstantial actuality

When we see a seed growing into a sapling, it seem so vulnerable and tiny and delicate. Something so small can be trampled and destroyed within a second under the wrong foot.But under the right circumstances, this seemingly small and tiny promise can grow to become a mighty tree. We went for the boy’s parent-teacher…

She asked me …

For the last couple of days, the girl has been asking some soul searching questions: Why did I come before Sean? Why is he my brother?  The first time she asked me this, I went biblical and told her about John the Baptist. The importance of his role in the preparation of coming of Christ…

Following my heart

The boy and I had just arrived at the therapy center and were getting off the rickshaw when he saw his most favourite backhoe loader, the one he calls KC. My boy jumped with joy as he watched a man quickly load pieces of broken furniture into the front bucket. For those who don’t know…

Life Lessons from a Leaf: What does Autism mean to us?

When you look at this leaf, you might not find it interesting or extraordinary, except that it is the shape of a heart. But the most extraordinary thing about this leaf is that it is NOT supposed to look this way. The leaf of this Bauhinia Tree is supposed to be bilobed (having two lobes)…

Why?

The most frustrating memory of 2015 for me was getting answers to the WHY? Why has my son stopped talking? Why did Daddy have to die so suddenly? Why me? Why us? When it concerns my #theboy, most people looked to me for answers, Why? How? When? Did you do something different? What did you…