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6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowingbeforehand the things which I should do.

7 Nevertheless I went forth...

1st Nephi Chapter 4:6-7

"Make sure they remember joy yesterday, experience joy today, and anticipate joy tomorrow."


Motherhood Mission Statement

To provide a loving environment that is centered around God and His commandments while effectively teaching my children to love, honor, and respect all Men no matter the race, creed, or background.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Savior of the World

 
Last weekend I had the privilege to preform in Savior of the World.  It was absolutely amazing!  I played Mary Magdalene and loved it!  I did a lot of research on her to find out the truth.  Sadly, we don't really know much about her.  She is named 12 times in the bible and that is more than most of the 12 apostles.   It is hard to decipher legend from truth.  I tried to stick with the facts as written in the Bible and then, of course, did my own interpretation.  I am so glad I was a part of this show.
Most of the pictures were taken by Heidi Christenson over at Sunflower Six Photography.  She did a wonderful job!







 




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Celebrating 9 years of friendship

Last night, as I was unwinding with Stephen, we started talking about how long we have known each other and how long we have been friends.  Stephen has been my one constant friend these last 11 years.  I have had many friends in my life, but my relationship with Stephen has out lasted most of them.  We may not have much in common, but we really click.  So lucky he found me.




 
 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Anxiety and Autism

I suppose this day was coming.  I just thought I could avoid it.  I was hoping we had jumped all hurdles with autism.  HA!  Aren't you laughing?  I am.  I hear all the time, "Nolen is doing so well!" "You can't even tell he has autism."  So, I guess I sort of started believing we were in the clear.  As of January, we slowed down his ABA therapy to only 2 days a week and in February we slowed down his occupational therapy to 1 day a week.  He still goes to pre-school 4 days a week. 
Nolen is now showing signs of severe anxiety.  I don't even know where to go or how to get it under control.  I don't know the right language to use when speaking to him.  He worries about everything.  I mean, everything.  He worries about going to jail and dying.  I made a few videos to show he is still jumping and clenching his fists and of course, a video of his anxiety this morning.  Thoughts?