Hello there! I’m so glad you’ve found us!
My name is Natalie, and I am mother to two amazing girls. In March 2017, my eldest daughter was diagnosed with autism. This threw us on to a path of awareness, understanding and self discovery. So, I started this blog to share these experiences, honour our feelings and progress, while hopefully throwing light into the lives of anyone else on this journey.
The blog has a very personal name. Rainbows and Lighthouses.
Rainbows represent my daughter. Rainbows are special, inspiring and unique. To me they also represent the colour and light she brings in to our lives and embody the light that I seach for in the dark times.
Lighthouses also hold a special significance to me. A quote I once read said “Lighthouses don’t go looking for people to save. They stand tall and strong, and illuminate safe passage for others on this journey”
So that’s where I come in. I’m not here to “save” my daughter – she doesn’t need saving. I’m here to honour her, protect her and love her. I also hope to be that light and guidance, standing steady during the storm, a beacon and comforting signal for others who feel lost in their path. To me, that’s my purpose. So, here I am.
Please feel free to share any posts that resonate with you, and get in touch as I’d love to here your experiences and feedback too!