I don't always know how I feel about my son's autism. But I DO always know exactly how I feel about him.
"I've been looking for a place," she said. "For people who get it. For people who will really understand us."
During this month of THANKSGIVING we give thanks for and to those who’ve lightened our load, helped Joey grow and become a very wonderful young man, given Joey breaks from us, and us from him, emotionally lifted us up in times of challenge, kept us on all the “right foot” when we want to give up, and well, that list goes on and on, too!
I'm becoming okay with being different. We've been made different, a Special Needs City, and we shine bright. Shine so others may see creation at its fullest. Shine so others may see our devotion to our Father in heaven. Shine so others may turn and give praise to Him because of it.
The process of moving from fragmented to integrated is, thankfully, energized by the Holy Spirit's transformational work in our lives. So it starts with surrender, and agreeing with God on his beautiful, integrated plan for my life. And then it goes bumpily from there.
Rest in Him and rely on Him to guide you in your busy life of being a caregiver for your child.