April is Autism Awareness Month.

by debi9kids on April 1, 2012

April  is for raising awareness about autism.

I have no intentions of spouting off about numbers or statistics, or which societies help promote awareness better than the other.
What I do intend on doing is telling you about Will,
telling you how much he blesses our home and how, although autism was never something I wished on our lives, it has turned out to be exactly what our family needed to bring us closer to our faith then we ever imagined.
And, how can we look at that as anything but

God’s amazing Grace?

While I long for scientists to discover what is causing autism and a way to break through Will’s barriers,
I will never,
not one single moment, spend another moment filled with regret or sorrow.

Will has autism.
Autism does not have Will.

There is nothing to regret.
His life is beautiful.
His life is rich.

His life is just as God planned.

Playing along with Makes My Monday.

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Jade April 2, 2012 at 7:23 am

My youngest cousin has autism and he is one of the biggest blessings in my life. He is so sweet and finds joy in the most mundane things. I love him to pieces and he's brought me to tears more than once. He doesn't like being hugged but when I tell him he gives the best hugs, he'll let me give him a hug and smile widely at me. I can't imagine my life without him and I'm grateful everyday for the lessons I learn from him.

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Amanda April 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Phenomenal post Debi!

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Dawn Wright April 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm

YES!!!!!! I AGREE 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why does our society have this crazy idea that just because someone is not like them that they are less. This to me is telling God that HE made a mistake? That is really insulting!!!! God has designed every single person. And yes, THANK GOD for medicines and therapies! He has given us the creativity to find solutions to help with communication and life expectancies, but why would anyone say that LIFE is not worth it!

Since bringing Michael home….I could NOT imagine my life without him!!! EVER!!!! He is a light in our home!!!! He brings joy and laughter. We have no idea what his future holds, and he has a lot of strikes against him. BUT GOD- GOD IS GREATER!!! PRAISE HIM!!!

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Cheryl April 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Absolutely beautiful. Your perspective. Your post. Your son.

You always Make My Monday, Debi…thank you for linking up so beautifully.

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cat@jugglingact April 3, 2012 at 12:23 am

Oh sweetie – thinking especially about you and Will today and gave you a little shout out on my blog. Lots of love.

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