Tag: Autism

Jackson + ESPN Encyclopedias

Jackson + ESPN Encyclopedias

If you know Jackson, then you know he’s a ferocious reader. This fact alone is a sentence I wasn’t sure I’d type eight years ago when our toddler screamed instead of talked, or even six years ago when our four year old spoke gibberish. Early […]

Jackson turns 10

Jackson turns 10

For Jackson’s birthday, we kept it simple but special. Three dear families joined us for a light dinner followed by cake and presents. The kids played, the adults talked, and Major was mostly well-behaved. The thing most of you might not grasp about Jackson is that […]

Backstage at the Orange and White Game

Backstage at the Orange and White Game

A few weeks ago, an opportunity was presented to us for Jackson to meet the University of Tennessee, Knoxville statisticians – the guys who keep track of every yard, every punt, every point for the home football games – a career possibility that Chuck and […]

Our Basketball Star

Our Basketball Star

Jackson is playing Upward Basketball this season. Not only is his team doing very well and he’s enjoying himself, but he’s done a great job handling the wide range of emotions involved with playing team sports. So far, so good. (He’s the kiddo in the […]

Blog Challenge Day 11: Most proud moment

Blog Challenge Day 11: Most proud moment

First of all, HOW BOUT THEM VOLS! So, what’s my most proud moment?  Let’s go with my most recent, and it happens to be connected to Tennessee Football. If you know Jackson in real life, then you know how unique he is. Super affectionate, friendly […]

That’s baptized?

That’s baptized?

Baptism in the reformed tradition is a sacrament that publicly announces our belonging to God. Many, but not all, choose infant baptism as a means of acknowledging the promises of God and subsequently promising that our efforts as a church body will always direct the child […]


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