You know, it’s funny, all day long I’ve been thinking about this whole “Autism Awareness” storm that’s swept its way through the news media and blogs lately. I’ve been pondering what I think of it and what it all really means in my life. Today, I had some really wonderful thoughts about different kinds of awareness, connections made, and lessons learned as we travel along in our journey with Nik. I’ll share those thoughts with you in another post.
Tonight, I want to shine a light on a very special family —again. I first introduced many of my readers to Rhett and his family not too long ago in this post. The struggle is not over; in fact, it seems to be deepening. Please read this post for more details.
Now, I know that Pam and Andy are incredibly strong and their Faith carries them through so much. But folks, everyone needs love and support in times of trouble and I would say this is one of those times.
Please, reach out and let them know you are still thinking of them, praying for them —especially for Rhett, sending out “good juju” vibes or whatever it might look like for you to lend a helping hand and an open heart.
Because, really, in the end all that matters is that we are aware of one another as human beings; the color of our skin, the politics or religion in our minds and hearts, the diagnoses our children or other loved ones share —none of it matters. It’s the connections we make, the lessons we teach one another about love, compassion, dignity, respect, and hope.
Spread the word.