Sunday, May 31, 2015

Welcome to our new journey...

I know that my last post mentioned that I would no longer be updating this blog... But, at risk of losing all my old posts, I decided to make some changes.

And with a new layout and a new direction, A Day In The Life officially became Life Through A Different Lens!

The last few months have been overwhelming, time consuming, depressing, and honestly, EXPENSIVE. We have embarked and began a new journey as a family. One that if you would have asked me 6 months ago that this would be our life, I would have laughed at you (uncomfortably). Because, the truth is, I've known.

I didn't need a neurologist to tell me that my son had Autism.

And although I've felt it in my heart for months now, the news that he was officially autistic hit me like a ton of bricks. To say the least, I was devastated. Vince was devastated. Our families were devastated. To hear that something is 'wrong' with the child you deem as perfect would crush any parents. It was like being intitated into a club you wanted no part in. This is not how I pictured my life. This is not the life I pictured for my son.

But, the reality is that this is our life now. This is our "new normal." And at the end of the day, Colton is still the same little boy he was pre-diagnosis. Now, he's just a little more special.

Please sit, stay a while and follow along as we begin maneuvering through this crazy life on the Autism Spectrum!