Saturday, April 01, 2006

Day Six: Adversity


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. ~mulan
Some of you know that my two year old son is autistic. Today's quote from Rhonna filled my heart with gratitude for him, so I dedicate my pages to him today. He has had to overcome some adversity learning to live in this world with autism. We certainly don't define him by the label, but it does affect his everyday life. I think any parent would agree that our children teach us so many life lessons. We are better people because of them.
April is Autism Awareness month. Scrapbooking extraordinaire Ali Edwards also has a son with autism. On her Cafe Press site she has items with a slogan she designed for Autism Awareness month. All proceeds will go towards the Getting the Word Out campaign.

9 comments:

Ginger said...

Oh, this just makes my heart sing with joy. What a lovely layout and tribute to your special little guy. The photo is wonderful!

twistedsoda said...

I love what you do with your pictures! So wonderful that you can bring them to life with paper and paint! Just working on mine right now...waiting for that sticky glue to dry!

Eminepala said...

Oh, Artsymama... This page is sooooooo cute and YOUR SON IS JUST ADORABLE!!!
I red something about autism at ali's blog... And my prayers are with you...
So amazing of you for doing this page about your son.. I just love it

Emine

Ruth said...

Lovely page. Cute pic of your son. Love the quote you have used too.

September said...

Love it! Great job, and he is adorable! :)

Just Rhonda said...

Wonderful page. And I agree your son is a cutie! Wonderful of you to do a page about him in your gratitude for him.

Kimber-Leigh said...

i love the way you divided the picture of your son...and the colors are wonderful.

Malou Medina-Bolus said...

I love how you did the patterned papers. Your son is CUTE!

Amy T. said...

Love this. Your little guy is darling. I have three friends with autistic children and I am filled with admiration for the tremendous job they do at mothering and advocating. I'd be willing to bet you're very much the same.