1. says:

    25 April, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    What a fortunate girl to have a Mama like you…loving and focused..ready for war. Your words are the battlecry of a warrior and I proclaim victory for you and your family. Continued blessings Sis!

  2. says:

    25 April, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I just read a book about how diet can heal autism and other illnesses. Let me know if you’re interested. I’m sure you have already heard about it by researching. Also, when I was a librarian my favorite customer was the most brilliant young (15) girl with aspergers. She was a reading fool!

  3. says:

    26 April, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Darcel, this post is so wonderfully written. Klaw’s issues are different, but I do understand knowing something is different about your child & then getting confirmation through a diagnosis. You have instinctually been doing everything right for Nakiah, which is no surprise to anyone who knows you. <3

  4. says:

    26 April, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Your post was very encouraging and I love the way you see your bright girl. The Out of Sync Child was the first book I read when looking for answers for my son before finding out his diagnosis. May you be blessed with love, support, and understanding throughout this journey.

  5. says:

    4 May, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Thank you for this post. It is encouraging and I love that you see it as just a part of your child — not a definition of her.

    Stopping in from Sharefest

    • Darcel says:

      6 May, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      I wouldn’t want someone only seeing the things that I’m not or my quirks. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • Darcel says:

      31 May, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Nellie, thanks for coming by. I am lucky to have her. She’s teaching me so much about life and I love being her mom.

  6. says:

    2 August, 2013 at 2:33 AM

    Hi Darcel, I appreciate your intentions in simply being present with your daughter taking this one day at a time. A neat perspective on the autism/asperger’s spectrum is the book Awesomism by Suzy Miller. I have really found her insights helpful. Possibly you will also… here’s a link to her work: http://www.suzymiller.com/ Take gentle care.

  7. Cat says:

    9 September, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    Such an inspiring post! My 6yo son (my first born!) was diagnosed last week with aspergers and traits of dyslexia (though he has to be 8 before we formally test). His list looks a lot like your daughter’s! Except he paces as a stim as well. My instinct that something was going on was right…that’s how a mother’s instinct is!

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