March 22, 2019
Hosted by Bernadette Butler
Most of the time in our lives, we can get comfortable and very settled in what we do. What would happens when a new opportunity or situation presents itself or you are in routine and now you are not. Then what? When my son with autism wanted his own place, I had to face the letting go and change of routine. When I was a Flight Attendant, my mother-in-law was sick and I left my job to take full time care of her. Life has a way of moving you forward into the next unexpected. How do you embrace the change?
Embrace the Unexpected
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Dare to embrace something different in your life journey. It may be something you never expected, and then taking that unexpected or tragedy in life, turning it into helping others and worship in thanking God for guiding you through. My unexpected was having a son with autism but God healed my sorrows and led me to write a story about our journey. Let us together inspire, encourage to move forward even in the mist, of a storm, to give hope and become an advocate for someone who can’t speak for themselves.
Bernadette Butler is a wife and mother of three children and two step-children. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, her home life was challenging. Later, she moved to Southern California, where she lived for thirty years. She later made Ohio her home. Bernadette has lived an adventurous life. She went from a job as a computer data entry operator to serving two terms on the Moreno Valley School Board in California, was named as a State of California Legislature Woman of the year in 1994, served as a flight attendant for Continental ExpressJet, became a school crossing guard and finally, author. Her passion is writing poetry. She self-published a collection of poems in 2016, “Words of Praise, Joy and Love,” expressing her relationship with God and all He has brought her through. Her desire is to share her story about her journey with her son, who has autism. Her hope is to inspire and encourage parents and the children who have the disorder.