I am a 30-year old mom of four. I am being treated for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. My daughter, Celia, is 7 and newly diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Inattentive-type ADD. She was homeschooled for most of the first grade, finishing out the year in the public school. With school over, she will be homeschooled again. My son, David, is 5 1/2 and has been diagnosed with Mild Autism. I am currently homeschooling him in Kindergarten and I am incorporating his speech and occupational therapy into his school day. My next son, Daniel, is 3 1/2. We have been able to see the signs of OCD in him practically since birth. I am afraid that his OCD is beyond mine or Celia’s. Our third son is Henry. He’ll be two in July 2007. I watch his development like a hawk. Anytime he does something that is not typical, I freak out. But he seems to be on target across the board. My husband, Scott, is a Track & Field Coach at the collegiate level.
After 8 1/2 years of marriage, we are preparing to move for the 7th time. Scott’s job. I am hoping to leave Texas forever–except perhaps to visit my best friend (though I am optimistic that God will be moving her and her family to be near us). Originally from Pennsylvania, I want to live on the east coast. I want to be near family.