Andrea

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Gender FEMALE
Location Solana Beach, CA
Introduction I consider motherhood a profession. My husband and I adopted boy-girl twins at birth which gave me full-time employment and job security. I homeschooled them for 5 years which elicited admiration, shock and pity from the neighbors mostly because by then my son had an autism diagnosis and some obvious behavior challenges. I learned enough to wonder if there is a PhD equivalency test I could take. My theme song was "What I Did for Love!" In theory, an omnipotent God is my power source. In reality, I have unplugged from Him for gaps of time and suffered for the power loss. Autism Unplugged is my attempt to give voice to the spiritual lessons I'm learning because God has allowed autism to define our journey. Have Book Will Travel is a diversion from the emotional intensity of the other blog. I am a wannabe librarian. I love books. I love to read them in situ, reenact them, and rely on them as a springboard for experiencing the world. When we travel, preparation, repetition and visuals are prerequisite to pleasure. So this blog is an overflow of ideas and resources that fuel our family trips--real and imagined!
Favorite Movies Lost in America, Singin' in the Rain, Kate and Leopold, Down with Love, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Lars and the Real Girl, Hans Christian Anderson
Favorite Music Sara Groves, Fernando Ortega, Ginny Owens, Chris Falson, Ingrid Michaelson, Jack Johnson, Chris Rice, Nicole C. Mullen, my kids singing on either side of me in church
Favorite Books The Prize Winner from Defiance Ohio, Changed by a Child, Heidi's Alp, Writing to Change the World