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AutismMetropolitan has several families with children on the autism spectrum. On April 6, in recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the church along with Moore Communications, F.A.C.E. (Facing Autism with Children Everywhere), and Denise Dixon (Tayten’s Troop) hosted a spiritual event called “A Spectrum of Prayers”.  The event brought together several church families, as well as families from the community, to openly discuss and pray for parents and children affected by autism/ASD, and was very well received.

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tn help wide tThis evening, I responded to a text from one of my girlfriends.  My response was a day late, and she responded that she'd already gotten the information another way.  Feeling a little guilty, I texted back and asked if everything was ok.  She responded - "Honestly - no!"  And went on to tell me that she was pretty much at the end of her rope.  She was mentally, physically, and spiritually EXHAUSTED (emphasis hers).  I read the text and didn't know what to do.  Without divulging all her business, she is a mom who has unexpectedly been left to deal with her three children on her own, as well as handle other stuff going on in her family.  We texted back and forth a bit - her feeling guilty that she was admitting that she could do no more, that she wasn't strong enough to do it on her own; me trying to get her to see that it's okay to be weak.  We ALL are weak at some point.  Finally, I offered - you need to go away.  By yourself.  Do it over a weekend, and I'll keep the children for you.  She said she'll think about it.

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babymonitorpicSo I've been awake now for the last hour and a half (it's 4:25 in the morning), watching my 7 1/2 month-old cry and fuss herself back to sleep.  She's at that exciting age where she's learning to crawl which means that at all ungodly hours of the night, instead of blissfully sleeping 9+ hours straight as she did just a few weeks ago, she wakes up.  She doesn't just wake up - she spends 40 to 60 minutes of my hard-earned hours of sleep thrashing, struggling, rolling, scootching around in her crib and crying angrily, keeping me awake.  While this is going on, I lay in bed clutching the video baby monitor, watching her and praying (literally) that she will go back to sleep!!!

 

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