a little background

hi, my name is mandy and I have two amazing little boys. My oldest son, Ty, has been diagnosed with autism (which is what you will read most about in this blog); I also have Tripp, who is an amazing little brother to Ty (who you will also hear alot about). I was encouraged to start this blog to document our journey through life and life with autism... my world has been rocked in last few years and i have responded in good ways and bad ... but Jesus has gotten me through all of it...

i hope i can be an encouragement to you, and for the friends and family that will read this - maybe this will keep you posted indepth on what Ty is learning! :) and the adventures of Tripp too

thank you for reading, and if you have any questions, comments or smart remarks; feel free to post them.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

people are crazy

OK, I'm a little ticked! I just read an article that says people are banning kids from public places.  Now before you stop reading; I'm not saying that everyone needs to have children bc some people dont. And there are times when it's nice to get out without the munchkins - but the reason for the ban is bc they dont want any ill-behaved kids lurking in their stores, movie theatres, restaurants, etc .... bc it annoys people ...

So where do they draw line? right now at age six and under... so what does that mean for kids with a disability who arent exactly able to control themselves? I mean do we really start picking what annoys us and eliminate it from our sight? (sorry but wasnt that what the holocaust was about? didnt everyone think that was insane and wrong) so what next? People who are overweight wont be allowed in public? what about people who dont have good higene will they not be allowed in public? What if they have a misformed face or body and that disturbs someone? will they not be allowed in certain stores or places of business?

what happened to love? what happened to people caring about more than just themselves and their happiness? wake up people! if children annoy you then you need to quit taking yourself so seriously... stop and think if that child looks like a "bad" kid, maybe he's not ... maybe he screams bc thats the only sound he can hear and the only way he knows how to communicate, maybe he drools bc he cant control the muscles in his mouth, mabye he runs bc it makes him feel free, maybe he throws a temper tantrum bc he has autism, or some other learning disability... so the next time a kid annoys you ... maybe its bc they are in pain and dont know how else to express that other than cry or whine bc they are babies, and children and everyone has gone through the stages of life so what makes you better just bc your an adult? you didnt just come into this world at age 21 ... im pretty sure everyone came in kicking and screaming - so be a grown up and stop whining and learn to love!

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
(Matthew 18:2-6 ESV)


  1. I will comment when on this when I am not livid, or you will have to delete it. 8[

  2. They are selfish and God will take care of this Mandy, just like you have quoted. You have a beautiful child that is wonderful who has every right just like the next and if any one ever messes with him I'll go philly on them, lol. Love you xoxo

  3. lol steph i didnt mean to get you riled up ?! lol
    and jamie i dont think i've ever heard it put that way haha :) love yall!