I walked 8,000 steps for Autism Awareness on Saturday.
“Individuals on the ASD have the ability to impact everyone who they come across in their life; and will leave a mark in your heart” –Autism Walk
Since returning from Africa, I’ve been able to be a substitute in the school district. Months ago, my day started like any other. Showing up at a local elementary school not knowing exactly what I would be doing for the day–the joys of being a sub!
I signed in at the office and before long I was off and running. I learned so much in the span of 5 or 6 hours. I left feeling exhausted, but so full. I wanted a second chance. I saw so many little things I could do better. My heart falls hard and fast for little ones. Yet, I knew little to nothing about autism and how it affects some of their lives. I didn’t know that one in every 110 kids are diagnosed with it. Or that one in every 70 boys are diagnosed. Not to mention that we don’t know the cause.
So, I walked because they left a mark on my heart.
A big one.