(Here’s a brief explanation for what you will see on my blog for the month of October: I’m taking part in the 31 Days of Writing Challenge over on the Nesting Place blog. The topic I chose to write about is: 31 Days Toward Understanding Autism)
Oprah used to (and still may) have an article at the end of her magazine called ‘What I Know For Sure‘. What I liked about it was the fact that it seemed to cut through all the fluff-and-stuff and get down to the basics of what she believed to be true.
So for this last post in my 31-days series, what I know for sure is, autism was placed in our lives for a reason. And since I believe the verse that says we are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’, and also the one that says the ‘steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord’, then what I also know for sure is, God gave us this gift…so we could help others somehow.
And please understand, I don’t say that lightly. I know there are stories out there that are not as ‘easy’ as what ours is, and I also realize there are some who may never hear their childs’ voice. For that, I have no answer.
I guess, as I said in the beginning of this challenge, this is just our story…for better, for worse….and I can only write about the gift we were given. If your story is different (and it probably is), then you can be sure there’s someone out there who needs your voice also. Don’t be afraid to let it be heard.
And here’s why I say that. I mentioned in another post I believed God would guide us on this journey, and He already has. I asked God to give me wisdom on how to get our kids reading the Bible, and this post appeared in my email…Little House in the Big Weeds.
So I ordered one of those Bibles the 10-year old used, and I’m going to research how he listened to it. I think it will be a great idea for us to try. See?…God hears and He answers (in His time, of course ).
I’ve also started researching what it would take to have a children’s ministry specifically for special needs or one with a ‘buddy-system’. It would be a benefit not only for the kids but also for the parents, who could use a time of worship…without worry.
So with that being said, if you decide to head to another blog once this particular series is over, I want to thank you for your time. I’m honored and humbled to have been given the chance to invest some of our information into your life.
If, however, you continue to follow my blog…(yay!)…I hope you’ll feel free to send me links, resources, or anything you think could be helpful as I start to connect the dots here.
As I end this post, I wanted to share a few links you might find helpful or interesting.