When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
As a mom, wife, and special needs school director I am stretched pretty thin.
This last week we started a new school year and my son Charlie started “middle school.” I just exhaled after I typed that. A big transition for any family, but with a child with autism who is in the throws of puberty it can be a rocky rollercoaster … ups and downs.
I know as moms and dads the beginning of a school year is a mix of emotions in our family. We are happy for the structure to return, but getting back into that structure is a challenge and journey in its own right. The morning routine can be chaotic and overwhelming. We barely make it to school and I feel we have put in a full 8 hours already sometimes by 8:00am just getting him there.
Then I come home and have to clean, get homework done, and get rest in there somewhere to be ready for the next day. I am weary. Are you? Do you feel the same way getting the new school year started? Is it just me?
God has been speaking to me for months in the area of trust. Trusting HIM to work all things out for HIS glory. Trusting HIM in all areas of my life. Trusting HIM to carry the load and stress. Trusting HIM to get all the things done that need to around the house.
Over the years my anxiety has decreased as Charlie has made great progress and I have put in place some things to help us all in the mornings.
I am a behavior analyst and I love to make visuals for my son and others to help motivate them. I wanted to share a few with you in hopes to get ideas or encourage you as we try and help our kids.