Monday, March 31, 2008

The Great Adventure Begins!


The Great Adventure Begins! Well after much pressure from an unnamed source(CB) I will join in all the hullabaloo.. and create a blog... for what purpose at this point? I don't know....to satisfy some weird need to put it all out there? Most definitely not! I know that a lot of what I write will be read by very few, if anyone.... so another reason might be that I want to create something for the family... so they can keep up with the happenings that will be occurring once we move to Virginia..maybe? I know that with Wayne in Virginia now, and us still here in Texas this will be an easy way for him to see what is going on in Carson and my everyday life. From time to time, I hope that I can convince Wayne to post as well... to keep all of us informed on the daily happenings in his life as well. Whatever purpose this blog serves.... I hope that you enjoy :)
Many of you know that we have recently endured a trying couple of months. Wayne's job situation, the possibility of relocating and then the ultimate blow was a ridiculous accusation against Carson at school. I am proud to say that we have prevailed... better yet.. GOD has prevailed! Wayne accepted a position in Arlington, Virginia, and he started that job on Feb 11th. Which does mean that we will be relocating... this is a GOOD thing. Carson and I are still in Texas, and will be heading to Virginia in June. It is tough on all of us... particularly on Carson. He misses his DADDY terribly.....
We received a letter from the investigating agency, that cleared Carson of the horrendous accusations against him. And we are hoping to continue with school in the next week or so.
For those of you that don't know, Carson has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder. Both are a form of Autism. Most people hear Autism and think of Rainman... we are not talking that degree at all... Autism is considered to be a wide spectrum of syndromes (for lack of a better word) with many degrees of severity. He happens to fall into the extremely high functioning end of the spectrum. Most Aspergers children are highly intelligent, normal children, with quirks... that mainly affect the social areas of his life. The main area of concern for us in Carson was lack of impulse control. This is where the Sensory Processing Disorder is most prominent. He is unable to handle over stimulating environments. He is a child that needs set boundaries of personal space. When hyper stimulated, he is unable to stop himself from acting out. We are learning, through the help of his occupational therapist what to do to help him acclimate to these situations and how to overcome all his brain is trying to sort.
Bored yet??? Anyway...with this introduction into our daily lives... I will leave you with this.... quote... that lately has come to mean a lot to me personally....
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass.... but in learning how to dance in the rain"

5 comments:

Keri said...

YEAH!!! :) I love it Kari. I can't wait to read all about the Georges!!! Welcome aboard.

~renay~ said...

I am so excited that you are now apart of Bloggerville! This is a great way for us to keep up with your sweet family. We love you guys and can't wait to hear more about the George's. ~;-))))

Kassie said...

I am also excited that you have joined the blog group so that we can keep up with you and you can keep up with all of us. Can't wait to hear more and I am so glad that Carson was cleared of all the charges I knew he would be. Take care girl.

Melissa said...

Welcome, welcome! I love it every time a "newbee" comes along. Thanks for giving us a peek into your life--can't wait to read more!

Carri said...

Ok I wanted you to be part of blogger world but slow down you are making my blog look very boring!! Yours is great and I enjoyed reading it