Karla Elliott

Overdose

I generally try pretty hard to find the positive take on  things I’m writing about.  I could sooooo easily get caught up in all of the things in the world that make me sad or angry or frustrated … I think I could probably write a lot more – and more often – about those things.  I was […]

Change is Good

I’ve learned to be a real fan of change.  Change in behavior, that it.  Sam’s, in particular.  Change means something is happening.  Could be something good, could be something bad – but in this marathon, something, which is the opposite of nothing, means progress.  And the something that’s happening doesn’t necessarily correlate with the change in behavior.  By […]

I Still Need to Write More

Last week, Pete and I had a little disagreement. About my blog. In all fairness, he was trying to be supportive and encouraging.  He was, in fact, very complementary – telling me that my entries were engaging and well written.  But that I needed to write and post more often. “Well, yeah.”  I said.  “And I just have so […]

A Constant Reminder

About a year ago I bought this bracelet at the Autism One conference. A friend had a similar bracelet that had caught my eye.  I know there are some people that really don’t like the autism puzzle piece symbol, but I really do – for me it’s a subtle reminder of the unique makeup of our little guy and how […]

Happy ? Anniversary

Last week we passed a milestone.  An anniversary.  One more day. And a few more steps. We’re now on Day 372. We’ve taken 8912 steps.  And we’ve still barely started this marathon journey.  It’s now been just over one year ago that we were given the official diagnosis of what we already knew was autism for Sammy.  Not […]

Paying it Forward

It’s early afternoon and I’m cruising comfortably 37,000 feet somewhere over California on my way home to Indianapolis.  For those of you that know me well, “cruising comfortably” in any plane is not typical for me – I hate  flying. Hate. It.  It downright terrifies me.  I can’t tell you how many choruses of “Jesus Loves Me” have gone […]

No Fear

We try really hard to make it to church each Sunday as a family.  Often when we get there, we end up in various places and doing different things – I sing, Pete greets or teaches Sunday school, Sam and Zach go off to their classes.  So much like the rest of our lives, we can be pulled in […]