New paths…

I am starting this blog to help me on the many different paths and directions, I am going with my family. I love crafting, cooking and spending time with my family. I have been a military wife since 2011. I have two wonderful boys WD, who is three and JC, who is two. I am going to share my journey with military life, motherhood, and our families journey; as we learn and understand our son’s (JC) path through autism. I will tell you about our process of getting our diagnosis, which was not easy. What was recommended for us to try, what worked and what didn’t. Right now, I can tell you there seem to be a lot more what of what isn’t working, than what is. Navigating the process and insurance is a path of obstacles in and of itself. I have a wealth of knowledge about special education and autism from the point of an educator. I have just finished my Masters from Liberty University in special education, as well as, a graduate certification in autism education. As prepared as I thought I would be, the fact that my son has autism is hard to deal with. When I started my education I didn’t know that it would impact me so directly. My classroom world and my home world have merged. My faith has been tested with¬†JC. It as been tested from the day he was born and I have had, to had faith through many moments with him. He continues to test my faith and restores it just when I think it is gone. He will be what makes me a better, more understanding special education teacher and will allow me to better help families in the future. We will figure this out, one step at a time. I am trying to let you walk a few steps in my shoes but most of the time I walk my paths barefooted. So, bear with me as I learn about the blogging world. I am sure there will be many missteps along the way, but such is life. I will learn as I go. It is the best way for me to learn.