Sunday, February 27, 2011


On this quiet Sunday afternoon, I just wanted to take a time-out to mention a friend of mine, a mom who in the past 4 years, has shown tremendous dedication, patience and strength.

My friend Melissa has a 4 year old son, Beckett, a handsome little boy with the bluest eyes you have ever seen. Beckett was recently diagnosed with autism.

I can't begin to imagine what Melissa has gone through, throughout the process of this diagnosis, but I am in total awe of how she has handled it with remarkable grace and undeniable perseverance.

It is moms like Melissa who make me strive to be the best parent I can be.

Beckett has been a gift to our family. To show us that everyone is different, but beautiful just the same.

Here is a link to a video that touched my heart and I'm sure will touch yours.

5th annual Walk For Hope and Family Fun Day to support Autism Society of Acadiana will be held in Parc International, downtown Lafayette, from 9am to 1pm, on March 26th. LA Online Registration closes at midnight on 3/20/11. After then only walk up registrations ($20) will be taken.


  1. Nicest thing I've ever read. Thank you again, my friend!

  2. Melissa, the dance therapy video... just take my heart. take it.

  3. Melissa, How beautiful. I have often heard it said that life is not about what happens to you but how you deal with it. I am amazed by you! Your honesty, your grace, your creativity, and your love. I am honored to know you. The video is beautiful. I cried. Thank you for sharing. I will support the autism society in any way I can because they have been there for you. And I support you.

    Love Frances

    Love, Frances