Happy Independence month! I hope this finds you all doing well. Here's the latest:
Tennesseans will now have the opportunity to purchase a license plate that will benefit local autism organizations that serve our community! For details, please click on the link below, or visit tnautism.org
I had the privilege of co-writing some songs with Blythe Corbett for her latest SENSE Theatre Project, "Circus Del Se'". It was a treat! And something unexpected happened that I am even more thankful for.
Have you ever been driving along for miles, thinking you're making good time, and then you see a sign that lets you know you're going the wrong direction? It's not a good feeling. But seeing the sign gives us the opportunity to turn things around.
As a parent of child with special needs, I'm always learning. Sometimes love can make us hold on too tight, help too much, and "protect" our child from some of the necessary experiences that help them mature. Recently, while working behind the scenes at SENSE Theatre, I was able to observe sixteen kids with all different levels of autism. I was reminded how capable our kids can be when we back away and give them a little space to blossom. It was a clear sign for this mom that I've been blocking my daughter's sun. It's time to take a few more steps back, so she can grow. Although I've got some back tracking to do, I'm very thankful to be headed in the right direction.
Thank you Blythe for the experience of SENSE Theatre. Pictured above, Allison Vice, Blythe Corbett, Tammy Vice, and Morgan Vice. Photo by Rudy Vice. ;-)
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Bedford County Ag
I Am What I Am Music Festival - 10:00 am till 9:00 pm
2118 Midland Road Shelbyville TN 37160 USA 931-684-7077
Come out for LIVE auction! LIVE BANDS! FOOD! Activities for
Kids! Mud Trucks! Petting Zoo! Car Show! Bull Riding Competition! Motorcycle
Rides! Acoustic Stage! Country, Bluegrass, Classic Rock, Contemporary
Christian, Rap, Folk, Alternative rock, & Heavy Metal Rock!
Proceeds go to the Beford Count Association for Exceptional
Children (BCAEC) &
The Autism Society of Middle Tennessee (ASMT)
Brought to you by The Ghost Ballerinas & Elympic
Until Next Time,
Know The Hope!