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YES!

I know I have not written much in these last months. It’s definitely not because I don’t have anything to write about. Every day seems like a new adventure to me. Life has not been easy living with a disability, lately. There has been absolutely NO normalcy in any of my days. I am a person with routine. I dont just don’t want it. I really do need it. But it is what it is. I am one to wake up every morning and just say “I think I can. I think I can.”…lol…

To me, life really is fun. I really don’t ever know what it going to come next. I have the best job in the world. I couldnt ask for a better boss and co-workers. I work at a school with kids who have Autism. They are just like me so I can connect with them. I really do understand them. I wake up every morning thankful that I get to go to work every day to a place that feels like my second home. People who have FASD or Autism have a joy about them in their eyes and in the way they live that just is a breath of fresh air. There is always something to look forward to and always hope.

Today, I see a lot of hope…and thankfulness. Those of us on any kind of spectrum have to find ways of communicating. Mine has always been writing or photography. I have been blessed with an eye for lines. I can see the beauty in just about everything…on the side of the road, in a field…even in a swampy area. The broken down buildings, the ones that should be condemned have the most personality. I love the personalities of trees. Each one has their own story. The ones that are dying and or bare…have so much to tell. Every leaf, every branch, every line of their wrinkly bark shows their history.

I love to take my camera and capture life in nature. I call it God’s Thumbprints.Image I have been doing this for awhile, now. It is my way of showing what I see. My way of communicating when the mouth simply doesn’t work. I may not be able to tell you eloquently what I see, but I can sure show you in a photograph. I was given a true blessing. A gallery in a mall wants to house my work. They really want to sell it. I am so thankful!

You see, those of use who live with FASD or Autism really think sometimes…or we are given the message that there is not much out there for us. There is a lot of negative. But we are some of the hardest workers, most passionate, highly creative individuals on this planet. I have had an Etsy Gallery for awhile now. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to display my art…to talk to others and share life with them.

Someone with FASD guys!! I have a full time job at a school and I have a photography business…and I write a little…lol…

We can do it!!

We can be a part of the human race with optimism and postivity! We can make a difference! We can make a living! We can show people our talents, hopes, and dreams and that we are normal people…

I hope you enjoy my gallery...God’s Thumbprints…

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Comments on: "YES!" (4)

  1. I love your enthusiasm that you have for life and your success is admirable. I live with FASD myself and most days it can be very difficult on an emotional level and an intellectual level. I love art to and I find ways to inspire myself to see the positive in life the best I can. God bless.

    • Hi Heather! That’s awesome that you love art too! I think art helps us see the world in a much better light! It gives me so much hope and inspiration! it helps me to see the world in a more positive way. thanks for sharing! Thanks for contacting me! The more people we know with FASD, the more strength we have in numbers!

  2. our son wants to be a photographer! he takes the most beautiful pictures too. he also has FASD. adopted at age 15, he is getting more support now thankfully. but we, his parents, have so much to learn! thanks for the hope and encouragement that your blog brings to us.

    • How cool is that, that your son wants to be a photographer! If you would like to display some of his pictures on here, feel free. Just send them to me at Swmr152974@sbcglobal.net or kagarise.ideahouse@gmail.com and I will post them on here with his name. you can just give me his first name if that makes you feel better with a little of his story! I am so glad that this blogs helps you!!
      Thanks again!
      Ann

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