Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Lea Denton - Autistic Child Vs Stampin' Up! Mother
Well after a few weeks off I'm pleased to say things are very slowly getting back to normal! Thank you all so much to those of you that have sent me such lovely messages - I've been receiving them from all over the world which totally amazed and humbled me at the same time. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to respond to them all but please know I have read each and every one of them. To know that so many people follow my crafting and YouTube videos is wonderful so thank you all again from the bottom of my heart :)
You may be wondering what's been going on.... well, quite a lot actually both personally and Stampin' Up! Very briefly though - as some of you already know, a couple of my children have autism, one of them quite severely and unfortunately he's been having a very hard time lately so I've had to concentrate nearly all my time and energy on him. Obviously both my Husband and I try to share the load but he still has to go to work so the majority of the care giving comes to me. Those of you with autistic children know how hard it can be emotionally and physically to support not only your child but your other children at the same time. It's incredibly rewarding caring for a child with Special Needs but draining at the same time!
Having to spend nearly every waking moment with my son has left little time for crafting of any sort! But that's what being a mother is all about really isn't it, we chose to bring our children into the world and it's up to us to love them and help them no matter what. The title of this post is wrong really as it's not a case of one versus the other as there is no competition... my child is my world and autistic or not, he'll still be my world just as my other children are. That's the good thing about Stampin' Up! though, you can work it around your family - you can just drop it when you need to and pick up again when you're ready.... well, I'm nearly ready!
AND IF THAT'S NOT ENOUGH, THE BRAND NEW SHINY ANNUAL CATALOGUE LAUNCHED TODAY WITH LOADS OF GORGEOUS NEW PRODUCTS!!!
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