It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time-David Allen Coe.  It is often stated education is the foundation that we should build our future upon. However, I believe general education alone is not enough. Our education should be balance with the fundamental foundation stones of spiritual virtues encompassing faith, love, humility, kindness, and peace. It’s these secure foundation stones that will help us stand firm. Thus building within us amazing character qualities such as honesty, integrity, self-love, respect, loyalty etc.. I found this helpful because sometimes in life we may get bricks thrown at us but having a firm foundation of who we are and what we stand for will enable us to use those bricks as layers in making us hopefully stronger, wiser and a better human being. I was blessed with an amazing and wise grandmother, who only had an elementary school education. My grandmother like my mom had heart. She believed an individual foundation for life must be built starting with the heart. A grateful heart is not only an expression of humility but a foundation for the development of happiness, contentment and love. I honestly believe this is something learned at home. I hope everyone is bless with a solid foundation of family and friends. In truth as parents, we have a great responsibility to instill within our children a strong foundation of values rooted in our Creator. Regardless of our child ability, they’re a gift to us. Yesterday M was under the weather. Despite being ill, M kept saying “thank you” to me every time I would bring him pediatric electrolyte to drink and “no thank” to food. M is teaching me that you can’t build an awesome individual on a weak foundation, he needs a solid foundation of love, kindness, patience and understanding…I see you M!

Simply an autism mom learning


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