Our lives are filled with seasons.
Some are joyful, others are touched with sorrow. Sometimes a season in our life indicates a time where everything comes together just right, while another might feel like everything is falling apart.
For our family, we have entered a season that brings challenges and, along with that, a lot of adjustments. At this point, I think it will be a short season, but it's here none the less.
I've mentioned before that our son has autism. He was officially diagnosed at the age of three, although we'd been told to expect the diagnosis at two. Autism has always brought a wide range of blessings and challenges to our lives in the form of a boy who never fails to make us smile. A highly intelligent boy who can quote a number of movies, finds joy in music, has the most contagious laugh, and can give some of the best hugs and cuddles.
This summer, new challenges have risen on the autism front and our family has been struggling to help our son and everyone else adjust to the changes. We're working closely with an ABA therapist and allowing time and love to help in that adjustment period.
But for now, it's one of those seasons in my life where I need to focus most of my energy on my family.
What does that mean for my writing? It means that I need to move it down on my priority list. By doing so, the release of Finding Joy is going to be pushed back. I have every intention of releasing it this winter, but it's definitely later than I'd wanted.
I hope all of you wonderful readers will understand. Meanwhile, prayers and good thoughts for our family as we navigate through these new, and sometimes murky, waters would be very much appreciated.
Thank you and God bless!
9/6/2016 11:37:16 am
Will be keeping your family in my prayers.
9/7/2016 02:34:39 pm
Thank you so much, Ann. I appreciate it!
9/6/2016 12:42:34 pm
Melanie, take whatever time you need! You have been blessed with many gifts, and sometimes those gifts ARE our challenges... keeping you in loving prayers and light..
9/7/2016 02:35:32 pm
I appreciate that, Laura. It's all a wonderful gift and even though sometimes things are challenging, it's always worth it!
9/6/2016 06:49:53 pm
Praying for your family.
9/7/2016 02:35:52 pm
Thank you, Jamie.
9/7/2016 07:15:35 am
I'm very proud of you, girl. This author journey also has many painful and beautiful seasons as well. You are a gifted writer. It's so evident God has been blessing this venture for you, and I'm confident He will continue to through each ebb and flow that comes your way. We'll be praying for your family and the continued fruit of the ministry you're sowing into through your writing. Stay encouraged. :)
9/7/2016 02:36:20 pm
Awww, thanks, Crystal! I appreciate your support, encouragement, and your prayers. <3
9/19/2016 01:22:42 am
Enjoyed your books. God is good. God's blessing on you and your family.
9/19/2016 09:37:12 am
Thanks, Bev, for taking time to comment. I'm so glad you enjoy my books. Thank you and God bless!
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