Think on this question for a second. How would you answer it? For me, it’s more than just my writing. It is when I’m writing about my daughter and sharing my inner most thoughts and feelings on her dedication website (www.mommysangelinheaven.com). Whether my words were to only ever touch one person or millions, I know that in the end I have to be myself. If I am people will be able to see that through what comes out onto the page. I feel freer when I share.
I’m also writing my daughter‘s memoir as well as a fiction story at the moment. I want to take a certain amount of the proceeds and put them into a scholarship program for individuals who want to teach kids with autism. Just think of all the good that might come out of it. Even if I can only afford to help one at a time. That would mean there would be one more teacher than we had before. Maybe someone like Julie Ahlbach. She was one of the most special, God gifted people I know of who had such a big heart to teach children with disabilities.
I don’t know if anything I will do will truly make a difference. But if I don’t try I’ll never know either.