1. mrsamandapope
    December 30, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Wow! I know that was hard to hear. At my church I grew up in, there were two autistic children. One was so autistic that all he ever did was rock back and forth and laugh, the other one, we will refer to as “C”, didn’t know there was anything wrong with him. He was one of us. He had another brother that was “normal” whatever that is, but we all played together and hung out and not once did we ever not include C. We loved to hear him laugh when we were playing hide and seek and he was the seeker. Or if he was hiding, usually one of us would hide with him to try to keep him from laughing so he wouldn’t get caught, but it never worked. We would play softball and although we treated him the same we allowed him to get to home base every time, because the joy it would bring him.

    We learned a lot from C. He was loving. He loved to give hugs. He was so carefree that sometimes you would wondered if it would be better to be him, because his heart was so full of love and he couldn’t see the bad in anything.

    C made an imprint in my heart eternally and reading your blog brings memories back to those days of youth when C was an intricate part of my social circle. Thank you for sharing.


  2. wiseblooding
    December 30, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    You do it because he’s your son, and every instance of ministering grace to him underscores his beauty and humanity and value … and reminds everyone else he is first and foremost God’s precious and unique creation. Thanks for your transparency.


  3. oshrivastava
    January 19, 2015 @ 8:21 am

    Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.


  4. Audra
    January 22, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

    This is the second blog entry of yours that I’ve read and I certainly never comment on blogs, but I just had to say, “Thank you” to you. Your words bring tears to my eyes because they portray my own thoughts and feelings so well! I also have 5 children, 2 are on the spectrum. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the world. My next plan is to find your book and devour it!


  5. C. Gresham
    April 4, 2015 @ 1:06 am

    As a preschool teacher I will say that in my classroom this year I have a student on the autism spectrum but this child will not be remembered any differently by the other students even though he has regular “visitors”, therapists, who come during the week. On the other hand another child will more than likely be remembered vividly because of his “activity level” and how his body is in constant motion literally. Both students have a multitude of sensory, emotional, motor, and language issues but awareness and involvement on the part of the parents is crucial, and the autistic child has that. You sound like a wonderful parent to me.


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