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When autism moves in

A difficult, near-deadly birth opened the door to the fragility of life. As fragile as the birth was, the months following my son’s entrance into the world were shaken by an earthquake, unsettled by a surgery, and rocked by a diagnosis. It seemed that at one fell swoop, the vision I held for the future collapsed. The road I thought we were on as a family took a sharp and unexpected turn. The journey ahead required great patience, maximum resolve, and guts.

Finding myself in dark times when everything should have been happy and light with a brand new baby in the house was more than difficult. I was weighed down by worry and fear. Could I carry the pain, the responsibility? Could I still create the family and the home I wanted?

KeriMeHome is a blog about how life can be a mucked-up mess and a pain in the ass sometimes. It’s also a blog to remember that life can be an exhilarating escapade, an enthralling adventure, and a most jubilant journey.


Stories unfold in our everyday lives. Stories bring significance to our lives and meaning arises when we reflect upon little bits of magic found in the moments.

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It is said that home is where the heart is. Sometimes our hearts carry us away from the physical dwelling in which we live and take us to places that open our eyes to new possibilities.

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2707, 2023

Dancing at the DMV

July 27th, 2023|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Much to my surprise, I was asked for my ID while purchasing wine recently. I was carded?? Maybe the cashier forgot her glasses that day. And I probably should have donned mine when I pulled Zach’s ID card from my wallet instead of my own. I giggled and then gasped. “You don’t have your ID, miss?” the cashier asked. “No, I do have it,” I replied.  “Here you go.” She didn’t know what I noticed:  Zach’s ID had expired months [...]

402, 2023

Lemme’ See You Smile

February 4th, 2023|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

During the winter months, we like to watch Wheel of Fortune while eating dinner. Somehow, the combination of comfort food and Pat Sajak’s corny jokes just caps off a wintry evening. And the routine of TV game show, dinner, conversation, and clean-up just seems to flow nicely and set a calm pace for the remainder of the night. […]

1711, 2022

The Goodwill Glass Debacle

November 17th, 2022|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Sitting on the garage floor, collecting dust and occasionally getting kicked by our careless footsteps, was a collection of glassware in various baskets. Like most of the world, stay-at-home mandates provided time (lots and lots of time) to sort through household items and secure a portion for donation. Trouble was:  every time I tried to bring those glasses to a donation center, they were full. I was turned away frequently. So the glasses in their respective baskets stayed put in [...]

2805, 2022

d r i f t

May 28th, 2022|Categories: The Rest|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

by Keri Horon   Cumulus clouds, circling birds Worn-out wood, whispered words Silvery spheres that we puff Sticks, seaweed, and other stuff d r i f t Photo Credit - Pixabay Dust in the rays coming through glass Divided attention in algebra class Scattery sweet flowergirl’s petals Pollen released from springtime nettles d r i f t Hang gliders off cliffs Fame, and all of its ‘gifts’ Teenagers from folks Smoke from your smokes d r i f [...]

3103, 2022


March 31st, 2022|Categories: Reflections|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

This fictional short story is in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd) and Autism Awareness Month (April). May the ones who misunderstand gain a bit of insight; may the ones who love those with autism carry on with their enduring loyalty; and may the ones with autism receive the positive attention and acceptance they deserve. Offerings by Keri Horon The sun warmed the dashboard and the car’s interior to a pleasantly toasty temperature. Carefully, the woman lifted the [...]

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