Two weeks ago, Parenting Special Needs online magazine came across my web site and fell in love with my pictures of Max.
We are so proud and honored to have Max on the cover of their 2010 March/April Issues - their Autism issue!
In return, my ad is posted on their site for 2 months. They also requested the text from my God is in the details post to put in their "Proud Moments" section.
My huband, Todd, the writer in the family, rewrote the post so eloquently, renaming it "The Max Effect":
How do you enjoy a day at the park? Max has once been known to ignore the standard playground equipment and instead make a mad dash for the adjoining pond. Ignoring the mid-winter temperatures, he proceeded to tread into the shallow end, so proud to have thoroughly experienced the chilly water. Max is all about "Full Effect".
How does having an autistic child change your life? Immeasurable joy and heart-wrenching pain. Unquestioning faith and questioning doubt. The peace of God and the wild rumpus of Max. They both often surpass all understanding, but it's all about "Full Effect", or should I say "Max Effect".
Psalm 27:13-14I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the LORD.