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!


  1. So glad your back. Colton is lucky to have you.

  2. Love the new blog name and I am glad you are blogging about your journey. My 5 year old has sensory processing disorder which is very common in autistic children though he has it as a stand alone issue. My 2 year old has developmental delays though no official diagnosis yet.I have found such a great online community of support groups and bloggers who just get how I feel. Everyone's journey is a little different but there is a bond there as well since not many people get how it feels when your child isn't like the average kid. So thanks for opening up about your story.

  3. So glad you're back! Colton is SO cute.

  4. Colton is adorable!! I can't imagine what you have gone through these last few months. I'd love to know how you found out so early, what the signs we're, etc. And a little more into your every day with him. Although life with a toddler doesn't lend itself to much blogging time.

  5. I'm liking the new look and ready to read and support your new perspective mama!

  6. Hey there, we found you on instagram! I know you might still be feeling devastated now but if you have time to learn about neurodiversity and find all the beautiful strong loud proud outspoken autistic adults who are happy Being their Autistic selves, you will find a community of people who will embrace your son and support him as he grows up.
    Check out on Facebook and the accompanying blogs - Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance; and Respectfully Connected.
    Congratulations and welcome to an ausome family. B x

  7. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family as you navigate through this new journey. My niece was diagnosed with an development delay, sensory issues and several other things over the last year. I've found so many good resources online to learn more about her diagnosis and about how to communicate with her better. I am thankful for technology nowadays to be able to have access to so many resources.

  8. Colton is such a cutie! I'm glad to see you writing again, I want to follow your journey!