Hi, I'm Sara. When my son was two, he went into a fog called Autism. He is seven now, and my family is on a mission to bring him back. Together, we are Finding Jackson.




Posts from ‘Understanding Autism’

Apr
14
13

peaceful anticipationI’ve been reminded again how much I need to journal as a processing tool as well as an invitation for God to speak. I never get started because I’m stuck on how little time I have for such a healthy endeavor. I just decided…if all I have time for is a single sentence per day. I guess that’s a start right? Here are my sentences from a few weeks ago:

Monday: I asked God to give you words that would stick around til tomorrow
Instead of fading away with the light of the sun. Continue Reading

Apr
08
13

Jackson by riverI have read several blogs since the beginning of April, and I am noticing a common thread: awareness is not enough. What our kids, our families, and we as parents are really longing for is love, support, and family that is bigger than our immediate family. A family who helps hold up our arms, who picks up the slack when we are spent, who loves our kids no matter how unloveable they are, and who offers hope and physical help instead of heart-felt platitudes. Continue Reading

Apr
02
13

Finding JacksonSo today’s the day we ask the world to notice–to be aware of–our kids who have autism. And not just know the definition of Autism, but know the preciousness and wildly different personalities of our kids, to understand the things they suffer, the confusion they overcome, the effort it takes to just be. Autism is that fearsomely prevalent neurological disorder that has swallowed an alarming number of our children and cast a thick fog over personality, abilities, thoughts, and relationships. So here are my 7 little tips for you to increase your awareness, to know my son and the sons and daughters everywhere who have to fight to be known because of their Autism.

1. My son has a personality…and it’s not an autistic personality. Continue Reading

Apr
12
11

Stones of Rememberance


As I was combing through old files on our computer, I came across several old entries from before we started findingjackson.com, and I thought they were worth mulling over as a benchmark and reminder of where we started on our journey with jackson’s autism. This entry was written almost 2 years ago as we were getting ready to move into Oregon and find help for Jackson.

“Stones of Remembrance
“We were preparing to move and the girls were selecting the best of the best from their rock collection remarking over each red speckle, green stripe, and sparkely lump that made the paring down process virtually impossible. Continue Reading

Apr
01
11

We’ve been trying to figure out the reason for Jackson’s severe regressions for about a year now. Last November, an MRI ruled out tumors and brain damage the big scary…Now we were focusing on watching for potential seizure activity. Continue Reading



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