'For better, for worse, in sickness and in health, till death us do part'.
I made this covenant before God and witnesses long before I was a Christian. 46 years ago.How then was I meant to keep that promise when my life was so full of trauma? The story book marriage I was expecting did not eventuate. Instead life was full of aggression, violence ,misunderstandings, frustration and tears.
'In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help,From His temple He heard my voice;my cry came before Him into His ears.Ps:18-6. I met Jesus Christ and the journey had then begun to find out the answers to why my marriage was so unworkable.
36 years later after many valleys of despair, with few mountain top experiences, we finally received an answer. My wonderful husband has Asperger's and so does our eldest child, our son.
I'm a, 'never give up' person. Research, education, social media, travel to other countries to meet with women in the same position as me for what we can do to make a difference. The trauma and despair I came across broke my heart, I had to do something! Were all my years of pressing into God for answers for our family worth nothing?
The wilderness experience gave me the heart to trust God and found the charity International Carers Autism Network Inc. and a passion to see change in the lives of carers and people on the autism spectrum.
Does it look like I think a charity should look, sleek website, great IT work,well known sponsors? No, but it keeps me humble and pressing in to Him as it's His charity. He has the time frame for all this not me.