Hi, my name is Amy and I am a firewife to my wonderful Firefighter Husband and a stay-at-home mother to our two boys whom we affectionately call Thing 1 and Thing 2. Both of our boys are on the Autism Spectrum. Our lives are crazy to say the least. As for me, I have an obsession for crafts and anything that I can make myself. I find that my crafting/sewing/knitting/weaving is a great place for me to come when I need some down time and to find my focus when life gets crazy. When I am in my crafting zone I am able to quiet my heart and talk to God. This combination allows me to recharge not only my body and mind but also my soul.
This blog is a place for me to share my crafting skills and how I use crafting to help me and my boys find our focus. It is a place for me to share how autism affects our family, both the good and the difficult. This blog is also a place in which I can share my Catholic Faith and the important part it plays in my life.
Before becoming a stay-at-home mom I worked as a paralegal and law office manager for thirteen years. I am happy to have left that all behind to be home with my boys. At times this is the hardest job in the world but, at other times, it is the happiest and most rewarding job in the world. My boys have taken me to highs and lows that I did not even know existed.
Since our boys were born we learned that Thing 1 has Asperger’s Syndrome/high functioning autism. He was officially diagnosed at age 4. When Thing 2 was 8 years old we learned that he too is on the Autism Spectrum. The boys have both presented differently which shows how diverse the spectrum can be. Autism has challenged me in ways that I never expected but it has opened my eyes to the beauty of how our minds work. These children are beautiful and have so much to offer when they are given the chance.
I love our crazy life, although there are times that I would not mind if it slowed down just a bit. We are definitely on the ride of our lives but we are on it together and we are having the time of our lives!
So, Welcome and please pull up a chair and have a cup of tea (or wine, or coffee, or whatever you prefer) and stay and visit with us for awhile.