Hi! I’m Sharon. Thanks for stopping by!
I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and two boys, Danny (9) and Ezra (4). I’m a musician, turned accountant, turned Special Education paraprofessional, turned SAHM.
That last gig is new to this year. I’m 7 months in and I still don’t know if I’ll ever know how to do it.
I’ve been blogging sporadically for a long time – maybe about 16 or 17 years – across various platforms. I did a lot of Live Journal naval-gazing back in my early 20’s; that ended abruptly when my first pregnancy ended in a late miscarriage and I ran out of things to say.
My oldest son was born in 2009, and when he was a few months old I started one of those 365 Photo Projects in an attempt to jump start my creative brain. When Mother’s Day rolled around that year I took the picture that helped me find some words again and what started off as a simple caption grew to become the first letter I wrote to Danny.
I thought that maybe I would write every Mother’s Day, or maybe every year on his Birthday. Maybe just when something significant happened in our lives. I’ve done a fair bit of all of that, but it has turned into a little more along the way. See, Danny was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum when he was 4 years old.
And, as it turns out, I have some things to say.
The archives of this blog begin on that Mother’s Day in 2010 and go through the the birthdays and special days and decision points that brought us to where we are now – 2 jobs, a little brother, and a world of chaos later. I strive to be as honest as possible about this wild ride we are on and the faith, hope and love that keeps us going.
My hope is to document these years so that Danny will be able to look back on the “why” and pair it with the “what”. Maybe even tell the story himself one day.
You never know…