Hi, my name is Cindi. I am David’s mom whom you may or may not know from our main blog over at An Autism Diary: A day in the life of David Hartley. My son has been severely affected by Autism and we have embarked on a journey to help get him a service dog as well as to spread a better understanding of Autism and, as a result, more compassion for those living with it.
My life isn’t all Autism though. Granted, Autism takes up a pretty big chunk most of the time, but it’s not all there is to be seen or heard. Here I hope to share the other side of me. Yes, Autism will inevitably be included I am sure, but it won’t be our main theme. Here, I am not just “David’s mom” or the “DogForDavid” writer. Here, I am Cindi. About to turn 31, single mother of two (yes, I said two 🙂 ) little boys, with my own sets of challenges, dreams, inspirations, hobbies, and interests. I love to laugh, sing, write, read, listen to music, and work on crafts. I am slowly learning how to cook more things and burn less dinners and I enjoy baking up our favorite desserts with my sons (even if they start out in boxes or cans 😉 lol).
I am not a super mom by any means. I have no super powers to help me get through the challenges, or super strength to help me get through the days. I get tired and cranky. I’ve been known to lose my temper and beg for breaks. I get lonely on some days, and other days I wish I could just find some time for myself. My house is not always in perfect condition no matter how hard I try and no, not everything is color coordinated with everything else.
I do have a whole lot of love though to share, and between my faith and my sons, I am blessed with many reminders and challenges to keep growing. I also have a good sense of humor, which I use a lot to help me get through the rough patches here and there. I enjoy a good hearty laugh just as much as I can enjoy a quiet night down by the river or listening to my favorite music on cds or the radio. : )
Through this blog, my goal is to let a little more of me shine through. This is my place to go and just be myself. No themes to stick to, no schedules to keep, no goals to make. Here I get to be just another blogger with a desire to write and share. Thank-you for joining me on this journey. : )