The chaos of life is still very present, yet just an element in the background. It's easy to get lost in the constant movement of life. For me, I see this as a parallel to my children's Sensory Integration Dysfunction. They become overwhelmed with stimuli in their environment; I with the tides of events in LIFE. I now find myself coaching both them & myself to be PRESENT & In-the-Moment. It's a process of developing focus and a almost simple mindset. It's taken me nearly 14 years to get HERE in this modality of LIVING.
Though all the interventions we chose for the kids are very active & a living/breathing structure (Medical, Behavioral, Emotional, Nutritional, Mental, etc.)-- the SHIFT for ME has been moving that structure to the foundation or background activity of our family's LIVING & not in the forefront of my concentration. Now, I can choose to find RICHNESS in the moment(s) with each child-- meeting them right where they are, experiencing & loving them through these precious moments which fly by in what seems nano-seconds. It's been a long path to arrive at this & it's certainly a muscle which needs ongoing training.
The kids are growing, expanding & moving fluidly on their individual journeys. It's truly a striking composition if only I stand back to see the whole picture every once in awhile. The depth of each of their personalities is so intricate as they have more and more life experiences-- for this I am truly GRATEFUL. We are working on EMBRACING THE JOURNEY, not judging it & we are learning along the way. There is a lot of *talking through* moments & experiences which again, I'm so grateful we are within this realm. I know many families whom are unable to converse with their autistic children verbally (my own were in that place 6-8 years ago)-- so I don't take this for granted.
My thoughts for today. Don't be afraid to LOVE FIERCELY. Trust others with your Heart. Forgive & step-up in Being the Change You Want to See. Celebrate the little things, as in the end those are the BIG THINGS. Be okay with letting go & letting God... accept we are never truly in control in this place & be okay with it. Allow yourself to fail FORWARD; this is how we all LEARN. When you find yourself stuck on how life isn't going Your way-- Give to Others without any EXPECTATIONS. Check yourself to see if you are the example you want to be for your family. Faith is HOPE on Fire-- show this to your children. Have a GRATEFUL HEART.
- Momma T.