… and no blogger or techie or master-chef either. But I am here because I had an epiphany, in the true sense of “sudden, intuitive insight initiated by a commonplace occurrence.”
While attending my daughter’s friend’s “cooking class” birthday party in a supermarket, during an everyday conversation with a fellow mother (who also happens to be a way cool entrepreneur), a flash of insight hit me.
For months and months– maybe even years now– I have dreamed of creating a website.. a company.. an organization.. an awesomely amazing, life-inspiring, world-changing.. um.. GRAND ENTITY if you will. Something that would take all I’ve learned as a mother of an autistic child (the resources, life lessons, pathways, highways, mountain climbs, joys and challenges), connect it with the key elements to a happy existence (self-awareness, faith, love, hope), wrap it up in some perfect balance of accessibility, practicality and inspiration.. and somehow help EVERY other parent in the world whose life has been touched by autism…
I am passionate, thoughtful, creative, well-intentioned. But like so many people with a BIG dream, I have been stuck at the beginning. Until my friend said, “You know, that little story you just told right there about your son? That in itself could be a blog.” Whammo! The revelation:
I don’t have to stay nice and clean at the starting point until I figure it all out because there IS no starting point. Autism– like life—is a complicated puzzle. There is no right way to solve it. I am no warrior mom. I don’t have the answers. Half the time I feel overwhelmed and perplexed. The other half I fly by the seat of my pants with the help of what I can only surmise are some mighty skillful guardian angels. It’s often less-than-pretty, but by the grace of God, I find what works. Heck, it’s my life, and I trust there’s a reason it’s mine.
So with that, I have decided to get a little crumb-covered and sticky like the five year olds in cooking class.. and just simply begin. I don’t have a recipe and the ingredient list is all over the place, but perhaps things will come together anyway and we’ll all share something good.