Friday, January 28, 2011

An Introduction

Hi! My name is Kara and I have been blessed by a wonderful husband and a house full of boys! My oldest son is an adult who happens to be Autistic.

I know the devastation that is often felt when a diagnosis like Autism is applied to your child. My family has been through the ups and downs of the system and  found that we don't actually fit into any neat classification.

I based this blog upon the scripture Psalms 139: 13-16 (NIV)

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

I believe that God forms every one of us with a specific plan, even those who were born with a disability. A disability doesn't mean that we were made any less "wonderful" or that God made a mistake. On the contrary,  God does not make mistakes, your child was created wonderful and in the image of God!

I hope to encourage, uplift, inspire and hopefully offer insight and advice through the experiences I have had while raising my son. Do not lose hope or feel discouraged, look to the One who created and entrusted a beautiful being to your care and trust in the fact that it was not a mistake, but a blessing from the Almighty!

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