Monday, March 31, 2008
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"
Posted by Kari at 3/31/2008 05:22:00 PM