Yesterday I took the day off because I wasn’t feeling quite well. Justin was already home due to being off from school. He was happy to that I was home and getting some rest. However, I had a little surprise for him. For weeks he’s been wanting to upgrade his phone. I’m not the follow the trend kind of mom. I’m the mom that you need to show me you can be responsible and take care of expensive things kind of mom. Well he’s had his iPhone 4 for two years. He’s never broken his phone. He left it at grandma’s house a few times. He even unknowingly dropped it out his pocket on the school playground. As soon as he got him he called me an told me he couldn’t find it. However, he remembered I have the share my location on both our iPhones. I was able to find his phone from my phone. He was so happy that I track him now. Yes I like to keep tabs on my kid. Well back to the story. So he’s done a good job as far as keeping  the phone in great condition. Not bad for a teenager. 

As I’m laying in the bed I get a text alert that my package is arriving in 30 minutes. I don’t have packages delivered to my house. I get them delivered to my moms. So I rushed in Justin’s room interrupted his game time and said let’s go to grandma’s hurry up. He looks at me and says ” okay”. He looks puzzled. He didn’t ask questions but his face said he wanted to. He normally asks a million questions but he didn’t. I kept  going in and out of his room rushing him as if it was an emergency that we had to get to grandma’s. He’s taking his sweet old time. He finally comes out his room and says ” I’m ready” with an aggravated look. In the back of my mind I’m laughing because he’s going to be yelling me praises in about 30 minutes. It’s takes me about  20 minutes to get to my mom’s house. 

We arrive and the box is at my moms front door. He says ” oh grandma has a package”. I said well open the door so you can give her, her package ( we have the keys to her place). My mom wasn’t home at the time. Justin’s now looking at me like why are we here. I asked him to give me the box. He hands it to me as I’m sitting down and I begin opening it. He’s looking at me and he’s like “what are you doing”. I said opening grandma’s package. He again looked puzzle. He sat beside me listening to his old iPhone. I opened the box and pulled out his new iPhone and handed it to him. He looked at me and his face was priceless. No I didn’t get it in camera but I have his face stored in my memory. He smiled for the rest of the night all the way up until this morning. He thanked and hugged me about 100 times. Making him happy is what makes me happy… Anything to see him smile. 

He’s the first kid with the iPhone 7 at his school and he’s loving it. 


He’s 😊…. I’m 😊


As I said yesterday my levels are up and oh boy is it hard to relax. I was about to relax a little last night but kept waking up from time to time from itching and having hot flashes. Tonight I’m a little antsy and tired at the same time. Instead of resting in my bed I decide to take a drive. I love driving. Its something about diving the open road that relaxes me. I play my music sometimes singing along or I drive in silence. 

Who likes to drive to relax? And What’s your play list? 

Check out my view 

Take a Drive… 

Autism, psychology, spirituality

Hi Everyone! It certainly has been a while. We have new stories to share and new plans in the works. I have not been blogging as much but have been working  and posting on my social media pages.

Currently, Justin is in the 8th grade and he is loving it. I’m still teaching and doing mental health therapy at night. I love what I do. It keeps me busy and it allows me to help those who are going through what I went through when Justin was first diagnosed.

It’s not easy. It never is.

The relationship I have formed with my clients is priceless. I’ve learned from my encounters with them. They teach me while I teach them. Learning for me occurs daily. Its rewarding knowing that what I do for them helps them find peace with self. Some days are rough but we get through it. They look forward to seeing me as I look forward to seeing them.

I love what I do.

So, you will be hearing from us more often because as I said earlier I cant wait to share with you guys whats been up with us.

We’re back for good.

Keena & Justin

Good Morning!

Keena's Moments

It feels good to just sit. Yesterday was the first day I got to come home and do nothing. As soon as Justin got home we talked about his day. He’s a little nervous about a presentation today. So, I did a little talk therapy to help him feel better. I hope it worked.

These past two weeks has been two long paperwork field weeks. I had paperwork to complete for both jobs. I really enjoy what I do. I love teaching my students as well as provide counseling services to families of children with disabilities. I know first hand that raising a child with a disability is not easy. Sigh.

After coming home early Justin smiles at me and says “Would you like to go out with me to dinner? ” I smiled and said “Yes”. He always knows how to make me feel better.  We sat and talked about school, funny stuff that he likes to watch, and him wanting a new phone. It was good night. Just in case you are wondering we went to Friendlys. It’s located right down the street from our house. It’s one of Justin’s favorite places to eat. After the end of our date he says ” I know you spent money on our meals but we got to spend time and go out together. I know we go out on the weekends but it feels good to do it during the week”. Where do they get this kid? I’m so glad he chose me to be his mom.

Making time for things and those that matter is all that matters– Justin W.C.

Making Time