Saturday, April 9, 2011

Autism Awareness Month

We are at that time of year again...

APRIL is Autism awareness month


I have been busy for a few months making autismblooms!!

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!!

Thankyou friend!!

Sam loved exploring the firetruck that was there!!

My guys... playing...

and enjoying each other!!

Smylie, doing his best cheeseburger pose..

I sat at the table the whole time...but Lee said the boys had a great time!!

He said Myles held Sammy's hand the whole time around the walking course.


And our official table!!

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.. friends...

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.

Thankyou Lord.

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!

for reals!

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...


What an honor.


In other news...

we have 7 weeks left!


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.

Jeremiah 29:11


Lora said...

you are an inspiration, my friend. for real!! i love your heart. :)

Hope Greenwood said...
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Hope Greenwood said...

It was WONDERFUL to see you guys today! We all have been missing you guys and we love you bunches!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

How AMAZING Joy... Every looks wonderful, what a blessed event!

Debbie - StudioBeeCreations said...

I love you....and am so proud of you...and the Mommy you are....and SOOOOOOO happy we are only 30 minutes down the road....!!!!!!





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