Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Child's Order through all the Chaos

The month of April is known for many things, such as April Showers bring May Flowers, April Fool's Day or the list of many causes to be aware of

  • Arab American Heritage Month
  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Cancer Control Month
  • Confederate History Month (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia)
  • Donate Life Month
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Poetry Writing Month
  • National Prevent Child Abuse Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • or the two zodiac signs of Aries and Taurus depending on where your birthday falls then comes spring break for many based on school calendars across the globe then there is the Easter Holiday which most of the time falls in the month of April. Furthermore there is the day that some are not so fond of - Official Tax Filing Day. All in all April seems to be a pretty busy month, enough to keep the social media feeds busy plus I am sure I am missing more that can be accounted in this fourth month of the year. However, as the majority take part in the tax filing day along with our own family celebrating April Birthday's there is an awareness that we also take too heart. As I do take the time to recognize the month of April a bit more so, I do not turn my social media blue or light it up blue at home, as it is not just the month of April that it is part of my life, my children's life or our families it is a 24/7 awareness here in our home as well for all who live in the world of Autism.

    A few weeks back I was in our sons room picking up the toys which it is not surprising that there is an organized chaos of toys, especially with five children under eight - reiterating three of them are on the spectrum. I, myself, have a system on how things are cleaned and picked up and definitely trying to pick up while they are awake does not work. I have tried and it is a fail every time.  The wee hours of the morning usually are the best because one I cannot sleep and two it seems things in my own world are less chaotic. Tired but awake I walked into the best scene. In the middle of what most would say is a mess, I saw the beauty of my son's room. Their ability to be organized reflecting this trait as their ability to comfort themselves and provide a sense of order in their own mind and world. Yes, it is a compulsive order and at times has a downside hence another reason why the wee hours is a good time to clean, they are sleeping and the meticulous line of toys can be broken - meltdowns are at a minimum because the change and disorder will happen thus is not always a great thing in our world.

    For me, I see cars, dinosaurs, blocks, toilet paper, water bottles, cards along with many other things lined up all through out the day but this day was just a bit different. Not sure why but it was just a beautiful snap shot in our daily roller coaster of a life. A reminder of no matter what is going on, good or bad, there is always a light at the end of tunnel or no matter how much chaos is around you there is a peaceful line of something in the midst of all of it. You just have to be willing to stop and look for it. The line of car was a clear reminder for me to just stop and take a moment to breathe. GOD BLESS

    "Without order nothing can exist - without chaos nothing can evolve". - Unknown

    Until Next Time...Make It A Great Day!

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