Monday, January 24, 2011

Slaying the Dream-Sucker • by Heather Bostic

26 comments:

  1. Thanks Heather! Where's my tissue....

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  2. you are an Inspiration and I'm honored to be your friend!

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  3. Beautiful article! Quilting is healing:) I am You-tube taught as well---it rocks. Yes it truly does.

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  4. It is a dream-sucker, isn't it? It's so hard to let autism not consume your life, and I didn't want it to define mine--I'm not an "autism mom" in the sense that it has not taken over my life. The hours and hours of therapies have only worked a little bit, but I have decided to accept my son for who he is--he will still grow and mature. I do think having a life apart from autism has saved me--be it the sewing or any other endeavor I've take on. Even though I can't always do things in the way that many people can because the life is different for me. Different isn't always worse, right? Good for you for not letting it take you away!

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  5. Beautiful story! Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. How inspirational and beautiful Heather!

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  7. Wonderful story Heather! You're such a strong lady.

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  8. Beautifully written. You are one strong Mom/Women. Creating with fabric has helped me through a lot of life's trials as well. Thank you for your honesty.

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  9. You rock, Heather! It is so inspiring to see someone take what could be a liability and use it to create something more!! (PS I want my hankie, too.....)

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  10. That was such an honest, beautiful, inspirational story. May only the very best things come your way, Heather.

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  11. Thanks for sharing. I put all my words into a paper journal, and I appreciate the generosity you show in not hoarding yours.
    After my son's autism diagnosis I said to a friend that I felt like I would just grieve forever, and she said, "Not forever, but in moments of your life." That has proven so true. Most of the time I don't wallow in it, but the moments come, and hacking up and re-piecing orange and lime green fabrics never fail to cheer me up! Blessings!

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  12. What a great article. I completly understand. I have a brother with autism which you know, and it's very hard to deal with.

    You really are inspirationl kid :) That shiz was great lol

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  13. Inspiring story! I'm totally in awe of you!

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  14. Your article was so touching. I am glad you have found a creative outlet for you. Good luck in your journey with all of your life challenges.

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  15. Very nicely written Heather! I agree Art Saves....very inspiring.

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  16. I'm both touched and inspired - thank you Heather.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this story! My son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder 4 months ago, and it has already become a real dream-sucker. He's only 3 1/2, so I know we have a long way to go, but you've given me some hope. Thanks.

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  18. Thank you for sharing this, Heather. You do a lovely job of putting into words what is beautiful and important about making things. I also appreciate your honesty about your life-one of the things I really struggle with reading blogs is the idea that everyone else's life is picture perfect and it is only mine that didn't conform to expectations.

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  19. Heather, you are an amazing writer. It is wonderful that art can do so many great things in our lives. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  20. Thank you for putting into words exactly how I feel. This is a good reminder for me to not allow myself to get swallowed up and let autism define my life or my son's life.

    "Different, not less."

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  21. All you do and are is inspirational! May your quilting always bring you joy.

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  22. Thank you, Heather, for sharing yourself so vulnerably with all of us. You are an inspirationl

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  23. wow, What an inspiring story. Thank God my little girl is perfectly healthy - I thought I needed my art to give me an idenitiy outside being a mummy. Now I realise that I am blessed that I can have both and any time I think it is hard I just have to think of your story and I know I can do anything I put my mind to and plenty of people do it so much tougher.

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  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE your article Heather. I can hear you saying it as I read it.

    ---->LISTEN<----
    You're an awesome momma and I'm so happy to be your friend my dear!

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