Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thank you for the past 4 years.

It was 4 years ago today when the page Grape Jelly on Pizza was created....and I had no idea what I was doing!  Haha.

Everything is always a work in progress.  Everything.  From the time you wake in the morning until you put your head on your pillow at night you must try to improve upon something. (My logic anyway.)

Being a parent of an autistic boy made me realize this quicker than anything because everyday is a gift and a struggle all at the same time.  So many decisions need to be made.  So much research, frustration, trial and error, but most of all progress and motivation must always be in sight.  Some days are tougher than others especially when you are delirious over lack of sleep and the unending energy levels of our children bouncing off the walls are a constant.  Although, some coffee in the morning and red wine at night seem to help me along.

What I've learned in the past 4 years:

We are stronger when we communicate with other parents and share our stories.

What works for some does not necessarily work for others and we must remember this and respect this.

Parents are the best resources

We are not alone.

I look forward to signing on to the computer every morning to see what you have to say and to see what new things there are to learn.  Throughout the years we have had many readers make key chains, necklaces and pictures for us which make my day!  *some are shown below*  We also had a few Mommas want to write for the blog, do they did.
All amazing moms who wanted to be heard.  And why not?  That is what GJOP is for.  Not to mention a reader, who was writing her own book, included one of my blog entries in her creation, This Extraordinary Life by Rachel S. Quatkemeyer.  Still over the moon about it!!

Thank you for sharing your stories, progress, heartbreak, pictures of your kiddos and asking questions about autism and how it affects your children, your relationships and your lives.  Hope to hear from you soon.  ~Jennifer



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and her family!
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