Yes, I know it has been a long time again since I have posted! Sometimes life can be so challenging. I am just going to put this out here and then we are all going to move on. As you all know at the end of the school year/beginning of summer my youngest son Ben was diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 1. Yes, he is high functioning. Which is a blessing and a curse all in one. People do not see him as a kiddo with ASD because sometimes he can hold it together and seem like a quirky fun boy. Other days we can’t leave the house because it is raining. Not one day is easy. Not one day is the same. Each kiddo with ASD are all different. I know we are blessed . Other kids are struggling with much worst things then Ben. I just want everyone to understand that NO matter what you are struggling with it is real and important. What you and your family feel matters.
I personally have know that Ben was different for years BUT to get a 17 page report to tell you your son is different and has ASD really takes the wind out of your sails. As I took some time to sit and process this and cry. I started slipping into depression. Not know what to do for Ben to help him be the best Ben he can be. Then we got word from our insurance company that our percent of the bill for Ben’s weekly ASD treatments would be $1000. As the tears rolled down my face knowing we can’t afford treatment for him. I feel like I we are failing him. How could they think that anyone could afford that. So, I tried to research what we could do at home to help him…..but depression is hitting me hard. I kept thinking I can’t do this. I can’t handle this. Yet, I know that I have to…..so I am digging deep into my soul and praying. I know God is watching over us and will help us weather this storm. Please keep us in your prayers. Each day we are growing and leaning things to help him deal better.
I have not be able to make it to my studio much but as I am climbing out of this depression….I am starting to do some projects 🙂 I have been working on some pendants and some other fun stuff! Coming soon, I promise!
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