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Autumn Ater

Founder of A Hole in My Heart

Autumn is an honors graduate of Weatherford College, and attended Texas Christian University with plans to complete a Masters Degree in Faith Based Counseling. Already having an Associates Degree, she served as a Student Ambassador and Officer in Phi Theta Kappa as Vice President of Fellowship while attending. She also earned a Social Work Assistant Certificate through a completion course while attending Weatherford College.

Autumn has 2 children... One living daughter, Elaina, and one deceased son, Robert, as well as 3 step-daughters: Jennifer, Alisha and Jamie Lynn, that she thinks of as her own. She is a grandmother to 7 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Robert regrettably lost his battle on this earth and went home to Heaven on April 22, 2006 due to complications related to his many disabilities. He was 14 years old and is deeply missed. He has been the source, and vessel of inspiration in Autumn's life in leading her to open herself to being the servant she has become.

Autumn has been happily married to her best friend and greatest supporter, Scott, for over 24 years and resides in Weatherford, Texas. Robert was their only child together. The Ater's own a local family business and both do charity work within the community. Autumn has been a guest speaker at many benefits, including: Disabled Crime Victims Association, Crimes Against Children in Dallas and REACT of Weatherford Police Dept, as well as interviewed on Christian Radio, local country radio stations, local News Stations, Cable TV shows, and in several magazines and some noted authors published works. She has currently published 2 books of her own entitled “A Hole in My Heart~ Finding Peace in God’s Special Place” and "A Hole in My Heart~ Finding Hope Through the Seasons of Change", both available at www.aholeinmyheartbooks.com
Amazon and Barnes & Nobles online. Autumn's testimony is included in the book "Thrive, Don't Simply Survive ~ Passionately Live the Life You Didn't Plan" by Best Selling Author Karol Ladd and she is also the author of an entire Chapter in “The Triumph Book” by Melanie Davis. 

Recently, Autumn finalized a dream vision of 4 years inspired by her loss and that of other mothers and completed a project called "The Fountain of Tears", which is a life size Statue of Mary holding baby Jesus atop a lovely fountain and includes a beautiful Prayer Walk of engraved memory bricks with the children's names who have passed.  It is lovingly placed at Praise Pavilion of Weatherford, Texas. The tear tracks on Mary's face were a true gift from God himself and a must see for anyone.

A Hole in My Heart has become Autumn's passion as she serves other mothers whose hearts are broken from the loss of a child or children with healing by word and deed from an awesome God... And with truth and confidence that He walks this journey with them.

The ministry can be viewed via our Website which is
www.aholeinmyheart.com, where you will find comfort and inspiration in this unique and special loss group.

To contact Autumn, please write to: A Hole in My Heart Ministry, Inc.  P.O. Box 711,  Weatherford, TX  76086. You can also email her through the website at ater@att.net or call 817-594-6148.

Together, as we serve Him, may God richly bless and comfort you!

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A thought from Autumn:
"I very often tell people that I felt like Joseph from the book of Genesis in the bible, in a deep pit with my grief and that God had rescued me from that pit of grief to one of joy in serving others… letting your grief identify who you are is not what God intends for us. There is hope and healing in our Lord Jesus Christ. Just trust in Him."

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