Facing the unknown


Baby Jack is famous! x

Baby Jack is famous! x

Life is all about facing the unknown.x If you had told me a year ago I would have two boys with special needs and that both my lovely boys would not be able to speak, I would not physically have been able to cope with the prospect. I have already lived the last 6  years of my life raising my gorgeous Conor and would not have expected that now Jack would join him on his Autism journey.

When I found out I was pregnant with baby Jack I was thrilled as I imagined Jack would help Hailey with Conor as they grew up and that they would all have each other. The realization that Jack has the same conditions as his brother and too can not speak has overwhelmed me and devastated me in equal measure. My heart has been broken so many times over the years that I never expected it to finally crumble as it did when I found out about my lovely Jack and again when I had to tell a bawling crying Hailey that her little best friend was not able to speak either like her other little brother.

I guess that is what life is really all about facing the unknown, not wanting to take that first step out there for fear of what may lie ahead but doing it anyway. I have faced a great many unknowns in my lifetime as a Mammy, faced them all with fear and somehow come out the other side, bruised but not broken.

I faced a huge fear recently by publicly putting down into words all that has been filling my mind for years and the response has helped to mend my broken heart. I never expected that one person may find my Blog, let alone that many that have, and the many more that write to me that most amazing words of encouragement, for all of that I am thankful. All I have ever wanted to do was to help people and I hope and I think I finally have found the way I can do it best.xxAutism Awareness_04

Yesterday I nearly choked on a hot cup of tea when my lovely Jack’s little cute face popped up on one of my favorite family websites that I read everyday. I was asked to write a piece about Autism and my new Blog by the fab people at Family Friendly HQ, yet when I saw HIS lovely face on their fab website I was so overcome. A little boy who can’t talk is now in the homes of thousands of mammies and daddies all over the world .x  The response to the piece from family, friends and special needs parents has been heart warming and uplifting and I am forever thankful.

I have heaps of work to do on my Blog and lots of new Series pieces will be coming up. Jack is in the final stages now of diagnosis so once all his paper work and appointments have gone through I will have a lot more time to dedicate to the blog once the upheaval has settled down and my little man starts to take his first steps into his new life with special needs.xAutism AwarenessH

As always thank you ever so much for stopping by my tiny corner of the web.xx If you would like to read my post for Family Friendly HQ, you can find it here. xxx

To find out more about what I am up to with my little loves every day pop over to my Facebook page to join us.xx

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  1. September 30, 2015 / 7:58 am

    I just wanted to say what an incredible little family you have. Your little ones are very lucky to have a mummy so caring and understanding. x

    • September 30, 2015 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much Linda you are so kind to say that.xx

  2. September 30, 2015 / 10:02 am

    This is such a lovely post, what a wonderful mummy you are. I guess none of us know how we would cope until it happens to us, but I can imagine how your heart broke, but you have these wonderful children and you are helping them to make there way in the world, Autism or not xx

    • September 30, 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Aw thank you so much for such a thoughtful comment.xx You just made my day!I hope I can do my best for my little men alwaysxx

  3. September 30, 2015 / 10:12 am

    Oh what tough news that must have been to hear. This is such a lovely post, so inspiring that you still want to help others as a result.

    • September 30, 2015 / 2:00 pm

      Thank you so much Cathy for your kind wordsxxx I hope I can help many people.xx

  4. September 30, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    My middle son has speech problems and really struggles with talking. I have always thought that he has autism (is autistic) but he’s never been diagnosed thus far. It’s great that you are spreading the word about what you are going through though 🙂

    • September 30, 2015 / 1:58 pm

      I hope he gets the help he needsx Thanks for your lovely comments I hope I can help as many people as possible.xx Thank you for stopping by x

  5. September 30, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    when our children have health needs it can be so lonely and isolating so well done for using your bit of the internet to tell others your tales. I wish you and your children all the best and just know that you are helping others who will walk in your footsteps.

    • October 1, 2015 / 10:06 pm

      Oh wow Emma thank you so much for such a positive and uplifting commentx

  6. September 30, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    This is the first blog post I’ve read of yours. I shall definitely stop by more often now! I cannot imagine what it must feel like to have a child with autism. But Mummy’s are strong creatures – and it sounds like you are super strong. I hope that writing this blog really helps – I feel like mine does. xx

    • October 1, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      Yes it keeps me positive and busy 😀 I love to write and now I hope I can help others along the way too.x

  7. September 30, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I’m so sorry hun, I can’t imagine what you are going through now. On the plus side, you know how to manage a child with Autism & you will be able to help Jack & do the best for him. x

    • October 1, 2015 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks so much Becky I really appreciate your kind wordsxxx

  8. October 1, 2015 / 8:52 am

    Gosh. You must have been through some seriously tough times but sounds like you a tough cookie. Keep up the good work, both at home with your family and online helping others. You are doing a great job!
    Anna x

    • October 1, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Wow thank you so much Anna such a lovely supportive post and I really do appreciate itx

  9. October 2, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    oh bless you, you are an inspiration. Well done to you for raising awareness as you are, you’ve made me count my blessings. Kaz x

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