Our middle son Nathan was diagnosed with autism in September of 2004, and that is when everything in our lives changed. The ole’ picture perfect ‘life’ I had planned on was suddenly not so perfect, and I spiraled into a depression for a time. Little did I know then that through this heartbreak, the Nelson family would truly start living. In all that I thought we had lost, we had actually gained so much more. I will share much of our journey in woven pieces. Even now as I look back through the years, I see a beautiful tapestry emerge of love and joy. All of the tears and pain have blended in as well to create a masterpiece. It was in tears that I grabbed on firmly to Jesus Christ, and He has never let me or my family go. Come take a trip down memory lane with me, and share in some new memories in the making as well.