My Beautiful Girl

Graciela

Joyous and Magical
Intelligent beyond categorization
No always fine boy can resist

Hobbit and Friend
Loyal co-creator always
Just always in my heart

Jordyn’s Girl
Humble beyond measure
Totally makes life better

Wonderful and Loving
Intuitive and supportive always
Everyone should listen to her

Hopeful and Persistent
Just get it done kind of girl
I start to fall hard

Love and Boyfriend
Could not be more perfect
Joy is having her in my life

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I loved “In Two Worlds”

In Two Worlds” was written by Ido Kedar.  If you haven’t read “Ido in Autismland” go get that too.

My love of this fictional tale of Anthony and his family comes from how well Ido paints a picture of life as a boy like Anthony.  Just going through the book freed me up to more fully share my own story… stay tuned.

Ido paints a picture so vivid you feel like you are there.  It isn’t all sunshine and roses for Anthony and his family, that’s for sure.  But what shines through is love, and a whole lot of determination in the face of nonsense.

I know a lot of my peers can relate to Anthony’s story.  And their parents, grandparents, and siblings could relate to those characters.  I hope that some of the “professional” characters in the novel are an exaggerated view from what families experience, but sadly I have heard too many real life stories that emulated in these character’s character.

Thanking my lucky stars, and my parents, that I have not had to deal with some of the situations that Anthony did.  I hope less of my peers have to as well.

Go get this well written novel and get into the world of families like ours.

Jordyn

Elusive Dreamland

I am a little bit in a sleep deprived state, despite napping and resting a lot since my dental surgery under general anaesthesia a few weeks ago. I am writing about this not for sympathy, but so hopefully it can support others dealing with sleep issues.

Imagine your body being so darn tired it feels like it is filled with lead.  Now think of what it would take to make that body move to do any mundane task.

As a side note, it is almost a background concern of mine now to be getting dysregulated in public.  It used to very much be in the foreground.  Going out anywhere when in the state of deprived sleep I am in now, is completely draining and I’m not managing to keep my body regulated when I am out.

Imagine swimming through thick soup.  Now think of the effort it would take to get to your destination.

Just giving you those visuals is tiring me out.  Just thinking through this blog is draining.

Just love your kiddo who hasn’t been able to get a good night’s recharge.  I know it means you haven’t either.  My best advice is to remember that they are swimming through thick soup and busting their buns to regulate themselves.

I’ve found that while my body is exhausted my mind is running a mile a minute.  So I have a hyper bunny mind trying to manage a sluggish spasticly behaving body.  At night I can’t calm my mind down to go to sleep properly and end up needing help from Mommy and guided meditations.

Maybe when I am out of this mode, I can explain better.  But for now, that is as good as it gets.

Sleepily,
Jordyn

My “Good Mom” poem

Hope and belief
No stone unturned
Going the distance
Never spurned

Intuitive and fun
Just in my world
Listening carefully
Now no Jordyn world

Justice and humanity
You can be great
Unleashing voices
The can’t wait!

Inspiring and relaxed
On purpose we act
Totally free to be
Let’s make a pact.

Intentional and creative
We go forth
I’m blessed and grateful
For this Badass force.

– Jordyn Pallett’s “Badass Mom” Poem