1. carla bonesteel
    December 2, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Oh man…I’m at work, tears down my face. My mother writes like this, and it brought up a lot of feelings for me (noone in my family has autism, but I was a human services worker for many many years, and I befriended so many wonderful children and adults with autism in my lifetime!). Thank you for writing this. Who knows if Jack will ever fully understand it?? Who cares? It doesn’t matter. He will always know you love him, and he does love you back. I just know it. You are truly AWESOME!!!


  2. Joseph Barone
    December 2, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving and Have a merry Christmas to your whole family. Great seeing the Jacks together.


  3. Helen
    December 2, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

    This is so beautiful. I hope that if I ever have a child with Autism I can face it with the grace and positivity that you do. Happy holidays!


  4. candidkay
    December 3, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Touched. Truly touched. Beautifully said.


  5. One Step Back Two Steps Forward
    December 3, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Beautiful! I have a seven year old and the time will soon come for me to have this conversation with him. Thank you.


  6. MeanderingDude
    December 4, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    Thank you Carrie. I have just recently investigated blogging. Your stories are wonderful and very engaging. I hope to “paint” as you do. Thank you.


  7. m.b.
    December 5, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    The blessing to your story is the fact that your son speaks and communicates. My daughter has Rett Syndrome and she has yet to say one single word.

    What joy to share this with him. He is surrounded by the love of a mother that understands and guides him through this time. As he continues to grow, He will respond from this foundation.

    Thank you for sharing. Much success with your book. m.b.


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