APRIL is Autism awareness month
Since January, Myles has been receiving ABA therapy..and Sammy started shortly after in February...
come over every day...and the boys....(AND I).... LOVE THEM SO!!!!
Sam has made HUGE progress..
He spontaneously does so much...
makes eye contact...sings songs....plays...Yeah..PLAYS.... puts together 25-42 piece puzzles..
HUGS....loves babies....this will be so valuable in just a few short weeks...
he is really coming into a significant place of happiness...
So today was the Strides for Autism Walk!
Our third year participating...but my first year as a vendor!!
This has been my main crafy focus for months now...
Here is my AWESOME friend Lora...THE Lora from Eagerhands...
she made my Chosen necklace, remember???
So, I asked her if she would like to make some special pieces for the walk and i would sell them at the event....well...she lives 2 hours from me...and CAME!!!
What a Blessing!!!
If you have not had the pleasure of visiting her on her blog or her etsy shop, I highly recommend it!!
I am so encouraged after spending this morning with her!!
My guys... playing...
He said Myles held Sammy's hand the whole time around the walking course.
I was going with a farmer's market type of a look..
Hubby picked out fresh flowers for the set up...and the boy's pictures in their annual t-shirts were on display too!! What a day!!
We saw so many familiar faces..oh my!!
I am beyond blessed and honored that so many of our friends came out to say hello and show their support..
and our special guys!!
I am one humbled Mommy!
I would NEVER have guessed that this day would BRIGHTLY overshadow (does that make sense) the weight of Autism in our lives!!
That this day would cast it's delicious warmth on us.
We are approaching our three year anniversary... of finding out.
I was asked recently why i chose "Autism Blooms"
as my name for my etsy shop..etc...
and i joked saying...
"I thought it sounded better than Autism Sucks"
because sometimes it does!
But that is only sometimes!!
All the time.... we are concentrating on loving.
and Autism is a part of our children... a part we have learned to LOVE too!
The Lord has used Autism as a platform...
for HIS GLORY!
What an honor.
In other news...
we have 7 weeks left!
Let the NURSERY DECORATING Begin!!!!
Belly pictures all week!!
Have a Love-FULLY!!!
For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you.
Plans to give you HOPE and a future.