As life often does, it sent me on a journey far from what I had imagined or planned for myself. In 1998 my oldest son, who is now 17, was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (high-functioning autism), this is a journey all its own. Although there have been and will continue to be many struggles, going through life with such a special individual has allowed me the opportunity to learn and experience life in a way I otherwise wouldn't have.
Then, in 1999 I was diagnosed with systemic lupus. Due to the many serious, chronic health issues that developed as a result of this disease, I was forced to quit my career and allow myself to be labeled as disabled. This is a very hard thing to do and there is a lot of guilt that comes with that. But, as my journey continued, it became apparent how much my autistic son and family needed me here. So I am right where I am supposed to be and as you say "Trust Your Journey!"