Autism Awareness Month

April in national Autism Awareness Month - and as autism has challenged our home. I have decided to dedicate this month to posting on or about autism. I will start my autism posts on April 1st. and continue them throughout the month. I am looking forward to April - and perhaps to being able to meet other Christians whose lives have been challenged by autism.
A lot of my blog posts this next month will be about our journey through life with autism. I will not be posting as a Mom who knows all there is to know about autism - I DON'T! (In fact, this past week, I have found myself with more questions than answers and more tears than smiles.) It has been a difficult time in our home this past month because of autism.

Also, I wanted to post a tip each day concerning autism. Some of my tips will be geared towards parents, who like us, have been given the path of autism to walk along. Many of the tips will be thoughts that I find myself in need of remembering. I am wanting to be encouraging; and to keep our minds, in spite of the challenges, focused on the big picture.

For those of you who do not share the day to day struggle with an autistic child, I will include tips for you as well. Sometimes, seeing your friends struggle through a path you have never walked, causes one to be unsure of how to help. I want to provide you all with some thoughts on how you can be a blessing and help. God has blessed our family with so many loving caring compassionate friends - (I am forever thankful for your encouragement and love). Autism is a hard road, at times a lonely road and often a misunderstood road. I invite you to journey with us this month.

I try to participate in a few hosted weekly blogs ( Kitchen Tip Tuesdays and Show, Tell Fridays, and Children's Book Monday's). I will continue throughout the month to participate in these - but all from an autism view point. I think this will be fun

I invite you if you are fellow blogger, to post about my month and feel free to use the picture designed for the month. ( I have placed it on my side bar for you to copy) I want for those who are challenged with autism - to find a place where autism is talked about from a edifying Christian perspective. Please leave a comment to let me know you are posting about my site - so I can jump over and visit you to thank you.

Come journey with me. Laugh with me, cry with me - but walk with me. Autism has changed our life - but I know our life is exactly as God wants it to be. So though the path be different than any I have ever walked - I can rest assured that God is in control and His strength is sufficient.



Jendi said...

I know next to nothing about autism, nor do I have an autistic child; but the subject as been coming up a lot of places and I'd love to read about it from a Christian perspective.

A Note From Theresa said...

This post made me cry. Bless your heart.

I will look forward to reading your post about Autism.

May the Lord bless your day.

Shirley said...

What a GREAT idea Marty! I might just have to do something similar on my blog. Currently, I'm writing on health & nutrition. I'll look forward to reading more about your journey since it has been years since we have talked!!