Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Real Real

Unless you have a narcissistic personality disorder, most people go about their lives and have a level of reasonable personal pride. It can be pride in their career, pride in material objects, pride in people they know. I don’t have any of that. I only have one true, true piece of pride.

My son is the kindest soul, the most helpful without complaint. He wants so badly to make people around him happy and proud. In fact, 80% of the progress he has made hasn’t been because of personal gain. He’s worked that hard because he wants us to be happy.

He’s worked for years and we have been blessed. He has begun speaking. We were told a year ago he wouldn’t. Well, they were wrong. He can and he does.

If such a person grew inside me for nine months, has part of my DNA, and is who he is - I take pride in that. It’s actually hard for me to take compliments on what sort of mother I am. I usually reply with “Thank you so much, but he’s the one who deserves praise. He’s the one who worked this hard”, and all of that is true., but part of that did come from me- and for that I am proud.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Autism Awareness Every Day

I’m so appreciative of Autism Awareness Day and Month. It reminds lots of people of what we fight for every day. What we will fight for every day for the rest of our lives.

A long, endless fight.

We get knocked down over and over again.

We stumble, fall, stumble, fall, and then we finally grab something to hold onto and we get back up.

Tired, we fight.

Sad, we show smiles to our children.

Angry, we try to be calm.

Desperate, we pray.

God bless every single person out there who is fighting.

We may light it up, but we refuse to be blue 😊💗

-Boog’s Mommy

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Woo-hoo! We Made a List!

I’m so excited to post that “All About Boog” has made Action Behavior Centers Top 35 Autism Blogs of 2018 list!
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I am honored that my little blog has been noticed. ”All About Boog” began as a way for me to express my feelings and fear of having a child with an Autism diagnosis. Over the last five years it has evolved into a place of real life and honesty. 

I’m so glad people read my blog because I don’t sugarcoat being a parent of a child with Autism. Sometimes it’s rough, sometimes amazing - and I think reading the truth of it gives others comfort. I want readers to know that their feelings are valid and most importantly - that they are not alone. 

Action Behavior Centers are located in Texas and assist families with children on the Autism Spectrum. They provide one-on-one ABA therapy; which can make improvements in verbal and nonverbal communication, life skills and behavioral challenges. In other words - they’re a one stop shop providing exactly what children with Autism require to reach their full potential and live as independently as possible. 

Thank you again Action Behavior for the recognition, but more importantly - thank you for all that you do for children with Autism.

-Boog’s Very Happy & Very Humble Mommy

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