Monday, April 5, 2010
I used some of the autism ribbon fabric on the layout. I used Fundamentals by Technique Tuesday to trace the puzzle pieces on cardstock and then cut them out. I then laid them out and cut them into a heart shape. I stitched the heart and the ribbon on to the layout.
The journaling reads: "The two of you are so very different. You are both diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Chris with Asperger's & Kevin with autism. That's where the similarities end. Learning about ASD has been like piecing together a puzzle. You have each taught me that "normal" is just a setting on a washing machine, that we can do more than we think we can, and that you can not define a person by a diagnosis."
I have truly learned a great deal over the years since the first of my sons was diagnosed. Mainly I have learned how very blessed I am. I have been able to see with new eyes and have experienced a world that I once knew very little about. It has been and continues to be, a wonderful journey!
I hope you find some inspiration here. If you'd like to learn more about autism, check out some of the links that I have here on my blog or send me an email. It is a topic I'm very passionate about!