Meeting Update

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We have a support group for moms in the Tulsa area!

Our group meets the first Thursday of every month from 7-9p.
We welcome all moms who are parenting children who have Asperger's Syndrome.
For locations and last minute updates about meetings, check here or (even better) check our Facebook page.
We are currently meeting in the back room at Mazzio's on 51st & Sheridan in Tulsa.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Straight Path

A long, winding road...sort of sounds like a song...or a leisurely bike ride or drive on a perfect fall or early summer day, doesn't it? Sounds great for recreation, but maybe not so great in life. What sounds good to me quite often for the whole "life" thing, is a clear, well kept road, which I have excessively mapquested to death, located my lodging and favorite restaurants, and have all the answers WELL ahead of time, so I understand everything about the route.
Interestingly enough, Asperger's takes me right back to the winding road...and maybe adds quite a bit of one lane construction (minus construction workers, btw), detours, bad signage, and no gas or decent food, and lots of potholes, on some days.
Hmmm....then again, there are those days when there is, on this Asperger's Lane, an incredible stop at a little known, but phenomenal diner. The diner has homemade everything and pies that are heaven sent, along with low prices and no loud "chainy" ambience. Or....there are those days when there is a turn off, that is not on the well known route, that has the most amazing scenery...that really reminds you who made all that scenery.
Trusting enough to take that turn off, or try that diner is a difficult thing for many of us. The well known path is so much more familiar and accepted...even if it is typical, and even boring.
The next verse in this series is all about whom you trust for your journey, and comes to us from Proverbs:

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."
Proverbs 3:5-6

This verse is even more meaningful if you dig in a bit, and look back to the original meaning of "make your paths straight". The original meaning actually refers to "remove obstacles and bring you to the appointed goal". I would encourage us all to think about what the appointed goal we have in mind might be for our children. And......is it our goal alone?, or are we brave enough to add the trust part and the "not on our own understanding" part.

On all the days, and road choices, the roads we travel would be smoother, no doubt, if we acknowledge the Lord. Who knows? the construction work may even go away!
Blessings,
Julie