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  1. Robin Dalley
    September 28, 2015 @ 11:32 am

    Thank you, Carrie. Your thoughts of how you would feel losing a child are exactly the way I felt when my 44 yr. old son left this world. It brought me to tears this lovely autumn day as I remembered his own memorial on Sept. 29, 2007. Your mother heart is so very accurate. Tho we learn to live again, our children are always, always missed….

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  2. Melissa
    September 28, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

    You.Are.An.Amazing,Person. I do not know this beautiful family who has/is experiencing such a tragic loss and I shed tears for them and will pray for them! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Nancy
    September 28, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    Beautiful on so many levels.

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  4. Georgene Utter
    September 28, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

    Thank you

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  5. Cry and Howl
    September 28, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

    I don’t mean to intrude on your blog. This story is so moving … my attorney provided the link here. She is a very nice lady. I pray for God’s comfort for you and your family.

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  6. oshrivastava
    September 29, 2015 @ 3:09 am

    Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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  7. autismmommytherapist
    September 29, 2015 @ 10:27 am

    Beautiful Carrie!

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  8. Autism Mom
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:45 am

    Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this story.

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  9. Kristin
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:48 am

    This is so, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a sweet moment of understanding.

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  10. Emily George
    September 29, 2015 @ 11:53 pm

    Carrie,
    Your posts are so moving and beautiful!

    I must share a friend’s son Eric’s achievement and how amazing this young adult is. Eric is also autistic. His family are big in scouts and his dad was Eric’s troop leader. He also played drums in the high school band and participated in the neighborhood swim team, where we first met. Eric rocks and moves his fingers over his thumbs when he is very nervous. It was the ceremony when he was awarded his Eagle Scout Award I shall always remember. The three other boys in his troop went before Eric and told about their experiences in Boy Scouts. When it was Eric’s turn, he got so very nervous standing in front of everyone and couldn’t find which pocket he put his speech in. After a few minutes of searching, the young men who got his award first helped Eric locate which pocket his speech was in. Then Eric was even more nervous and the young man came back and stood behind Eric and read a phrase at a time in Eric’s ear and Eric repeated it. We all had tears in our eyes when he finished and we all rose and gave him an ovation. Eric’s look was like “Why are you standing for me and you didn’t stand for the others?”

    The high school Eric attended has classes in the morning and then in the afternoon places them with various businesses to work. Eric bakes the cookies at Kroger’s. He is very particular and Kroger’s says they have never had cookie baked so exact. When Kroger’s ‘made’ him take a vacation he worried about his cookies and if they would be good. Dear sweet Eric is so kind and caring, we all love him.

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