Friday, April 4, 2008

Autism Awareness - Card Of The Day

I am a 29 year old mother of 2. Ethan 6 was diagnosed with high functioning autism 5 months ago. Ryann, my daughter, is 4, and is a ray of sunshine. She is a constant companion for her brother. My husband is an Active Duty Navy Submariner, and we have been married for 9 years, and together since I was 16.

Up until mid February, I was a working career woman, and between the diagnosis and upcoming therapy appointments, my husbands vast deployments this year, and needing to give my daughter more hugs and kisses, I decided to leave my career as a retail inventory planner to stay home. I have always dreamt of growing my own craft business, but never had time. I knew by staying home, and dealing with our complex issues, I needed to keep something in my life for me. That is "Bubba & Rye", my craft business.

Thanks Deb! To visit her Etsy shop click here.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Ingrid said...

Hang in there, sweetie! My son has high functioning autism...he's 28 now and living in Seattle and productive as well as very smart! You will learn more about patience than you ever wanted to know but it's worth every frustrating moment. Keep his world structured, your voice always quiet and gentle and let him read or do whatever makes him laugh! It's a wonderful trip!
Love to you and your family and prayers for your military husband.