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June 20, 2008



What a fantastic mom you are! I know I mentioned on the Ravelry board that one of our family friends growing up had autism. I saw first hand all the hard work his family went through to make his life "normal" It takes a special kind of parent to do those things without resentment. I respect and admire you for that dedication you and your husband have. I wish you the best on your journey and hope that it can help your family in ways you didn't yet know were possible.
On a less touching note the bread was AWESOME!

Kathi D

The first step is always the hardest. I know this is far from your first step in the saga, but this seems like a new beginning.

I wish you courage and peace!


You are in my heart and prayers......have a safe trip. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage


You are in my heart and prayers......have a safe trip. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

Sara, The Wine Makers Wife

you have the right attitude, and that is what will make this journey easier for you both.


Blessings to you as you face balancing the needs of your daughter and those of your family. I have two friends each with an autistic child (now 14 and 5) and see what devotion the children need.

And I love the DVD player cover - great to see your creative side finding purpose in the demands of family.

Shannon O.

So true, we live this life with our little ones, never really thinking about their disabilities..but when we have to sit down and start listing abilities/deficits, it's almost suffocating.

I know you hear me when I say 'I understand' and your family have a special place in my heart.

I know how important it is to have a strong family may be the one constant our little ones have.


What a lot you have going on! I hope you have a good trip with positive outcomes!


Hugs now. Hugs later. Like the story you shared... Holland is a beautiful destination, too.

I hope the evaluation has the results needed so Abbi can get into a program at the schools which fills her needs.

The DVD player cover is adorable :)

rachel hall

Sending lots of love and prayers for the answers you will recieve, the ones you may not, and for peace and calm in your hearts as you travel this road. I'm wrapping you, Abbi, Kevin and Anna in the biggest of hugs... I hope you feel them. You are my family and your joys are my joys, your sorrows are my sorrows and I am there with you in heart every step of the way. When you need something just know that no matter how far away you are I am holding your hand just when you need it the most. I love you guys with all my heart.

The cover you made is simply wonderful... I bet she is the coolest kiddo on the block to have a mommy who designs such a wonderful thing for her. Fantastic job!

Love you! :-*

ellen kelley

I can imagine how heart wrenching it is to pack off all of those baby things and how scary your trip is.
Take care and know lots of us are thinking of you and your whole family.
May you find the best help there is and may your load lighten with each coming day.

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