Mafe Maria: Personal stories by autism parent mentor, Maria Stultz


Jan 30, 2019.

In the middle of a detailed and purposeful process of figuring out what to do with my life, passion, and talents—now that I could potentially serve one more purpose in addition to “mother”—I’m having a vision to create something beautiful to serve autism, education, and love in partnership with many many people. It feels exactly like when I get a picture in my mind to make something (a product, a website, etc) and I can’t wait to execute my idea no matter how hard and long it may take. Except this time I need others…

Feb 1, 2019.

Dear God,

I feel so inspired, excited, and moved to act on this idea.
Thank you for putting it in my mind.
Thank you for the experience of imagining this dream so vividly, and feeling right now all the emotions I would feel if this manifestation of love was actually here and I was part of it, for the joy that I imagine it would be to build it.

If this is something that will serve love in this world,
If this is something I can do and will love doing through all the time and challenges that will come in the journey to this destination,
Then I ask you, please:

Show it to me.
Cheer me on, cast light, and point me to face this way.

Guide me.
Every step of the way until it’s done.

Help me.
I can’t do this alone, and you know that seeking help has never been my strength.

Hold me.
Fuel me with inspiration, love, courage, and energy to run the full marathon.

At every moment:
Walk with me.
Show me truth.
Let me see with the eyes of love.
Help me clear fear out of the way.


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