Hi everyone!!! I have some great things to share with all of you in the next few weeks. I haven't written in quite some time because it's the end of the school year and I am just exhausted!!!
Today I read something on the Autism Support Network that I'd read a while back (way before I even thought of starting this blog). I find it so incredibly accurate in describing our lives as parents/caregivers of kids with ASD. It's interesting because I just watched the movie Autistic-Like: Graham's Story again yesterday (one of my favorites, a MUST SEE! http://www.autisticlike.com/). One of the lines in this movie that hits home the most with me is when Graham's mom, Jenny, says she can't just sit and chat with the other moms at the playground because to her it's critical to facilitate every single social interaction. She describes each of these instances as her "need to save his life." Now, add in heupelmom's description of "The Forever Diaper Bag" and it pretty much sums up our lives. A few posts ago I stated that I'd had to step in and say to a family of a child with ASD that "Parents of kids with ASD have a higher calling. Yes, we DO have to do more than other parents and we DO have to work harder. It's hard but it's just the way it is and we have to step up!" It's nice to hear Graham's parents and read how heupelmom's words totally encompass what I meant.
Luckily for me, I can rely and count on Jesus' words when He said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 NIV
I hope you will also find rest in His arms.
Here is the repost: