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I Would Have Said Yes

A Family's Journey with Autism

by Lisa Simmons



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781449748739
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 134
ISBN : 9781449748746

About the Book

If God asked your permission before a blessing or hardship, how would you answer? Most would say “yes” to the blessing and “no” to the hardship, especially if it involved our children. Thankfully, God does not ask; rather, he gives us the gift of hindsight—to look back and say yes to the hardship that made us who we are.

Struggle produces more strengths than weaknesses, more courage than fear, and more resolve than complacency.

Bookstores are filled with incredible stories of courage and overcoming insurmountable odds. No one wants to read about a person who was born, went to school, made average grades, got an average job, had an average family and died an average death concluding with an average funeral. We probably know lots of people like that, but there are no books about them. No, we want the stories of the “average” overcomers. We want to hear about the men, women, and families, just like ours, who have faced their own Goliath and won, because we want to believe, we too can muster the “umph” to make it through our own difficulties.

I Would Have Said “Yes” chronicles an average family with above average determination, who are blessed by an incomprehensible and awesome God to see extraordinary miracles—one day at a time.

About the Author

With a degree in elementary education, Lisa Simmons taught in public and private schools as well as home school. She also worked with teenagers with learning disabilities in the Dallas area.

Married since 1980  to her husband, Ron, she is a mother of three and grandmother of two. Raising a son with autism gives Lisa a passion for helping other families with special needs.

A board member of  St. Timothy Christian Academy and advisory council of Lifesavers Foundation,  Lisa also assists and supports her husband in his role on the National Board of Directors of the Autism Society of America and State Representative in the Texas House of Representatives. 

As a hobby, Lisa enjoys writing poems and songs particularly relating to moms. To hear some of her songs, click on the link "Greasing the Skids"