“Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13. What better time to discuss forgiveness that the weekend we celebrate Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for our forgiveness.
Anger destroys us not others. Immaculee Ilibagiza knows this more than anyone and she is the one who taught me how important letting go of the anger is. Still, forgiveness is not easy and being in an environment that constantly reminds one of an emotional injury does not help.
Positive environments along with support and understanding help us to reach a place of peace and allow us to learn to let go of anger so we can move on with our lives. Therefore, our family is once again adapting and learning as we work to forgive others. Our family will join many of our fellow bloggers in the world of homeschooling for the 2011-2012 school year.
Today, I am grateful once again for the support and understanding of the blogging community and especially to those I mentioned in my previous post. I am grateful that K12 International Academy has an amazing high school diploma program. I am grateful that my husband and I are in complete agreement in our choice. We are a team and we will do whatever it takes to help our children succeed in life.
Wishing you and yours a blessed weekend!
I am doing my gratitude post because I do have things that I am grateful about even when things are not easy at the moment.
I am so proud of my son. He brainstormed and decided that he would help promote my book on his personal Facebook page. Not bad for a kid who is in middle school! Here is what he posted:
“Autism awareness is something dear to my heart, to find out more go to www.authordswalker.com copy and paste this as u’r status if u like it.”
I am grateful that this giveaway along with my book, Delightfully Different is part of Danette’s Best of Best Series, Edition 5. I am grateful to Amanda at Rage Against the Washing Machine and to Trish at In So Many Words for reviewing and running giveaways of my novel. I grateful to Kajoli at Floortime Lite Mama for reviewing my novel and interviewing me about it.
This month’s series is a giveaway bonanza in honor of Autism Awareness month in the United States and all invisible special needs. The series includes fifty reviews so it is definitely worth a look. Just click on the banner or the link in the previous paragraph.
I ask for your continued support of my family with your positive thoughts and prayers. I promise to actually try to read and comment on some of your blogs this weekend as I have been so consumed with a personal issue that I am very behind in doing this. I want all of you to know I am so grateful to you.
I also would like to request that you pray for Jen at The King and Eye and her little boy who is undergoing more medical procedures to determine his diagnosis. Her last news was not good.
Blessings to all of you for your understanding and support!
This past week I have not felt as grateful as I normally do for personal reasons. Today I am grateful for my family and my blogging friends who reached out to offer support. I am also grateful for the blue lights that many used to show support for Autism Awareness. We turned our outside lights blue and we wore blue too. Did you? I know many of my blogging friends did because I saw their pictures on Facebook.
I am also grateful that President Obama wrote a formal proclamation making April second officially Autism Awareness Day from this day forward.
Today I got an e-mail that made my day! It was from the Recognition Programs Coordinator at iUniverse. Here is a direct quote, “Congratulations Barnes and Noble has purchased six paperback copies of your book to carry in their stores!” The amount ordered is small, but I know authors who have worked hard to get in book stores and still haven’t made it yet; therefore, this author is thrilled.
I am grateful to everyone who went to Barnes and Noble to order the book and to those who told others to do the same. I am also grateful to the iUniverse sales force for presenting my book to Barnes and Noble.
Call the local printer to get PDF of book event signs printed and ready to go.
Call the manager of my local Barnes and Noble to arrange a meeting and hopefully a book signing.
Finally, there is abundant hope especially if I can arrange to have a book signing by April for Autism Awareness month.