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  1. Tabitha O'Connor
    October 24, 2016 @ 11:27 am

    As usual, your writing is so very beautiful. I, too, have struggled with questions of faith for my Aspie. He was so angry as a child and into his teens. We raised him in the church, praying that he would understand something, anything of the Father’s love for him. When he was 19, he followed the Lord in baptism. I’m truly not sure to this day if he really, honestly, deeply understood what he was doing, or if he just didn’t want to be left out as he watched his younger brothers’ baptisms earlier the same year. Some things I just have to leave to God. He made my Will, and He knows what he is capable of understanding and what he doesn’t quite grasp. And He loves him, just as he is. The same is true for your Jack. God knit him together in your womb, and He knows Jack’s heart better than anyone else, even Jack. The Father knows and understands your beautiful boy, and He loves him. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. God’s blessings, Tabitha

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    • Janet 75 yrs young
      October 27, 2016 @ 7:39 pm

      Tabitha I loved your comments to Carrie. I am a grandmother of a 18yr boy with Autism. I to believe God sees nothing wrong with Jack, he made him perfect and continues to walk beside him everyday. Yes it is hard for us to understand, but lets always know in our hearts, God walks with us all. Through Carrie he works making her writing beautiful and inspiring. Jack you are PERFECT!

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  2. Jeannie
    October 24, 2016 @ 11:33 am

    Carrie, I am one of your husband’s patients, and I have been following your blog for five months. I cringe and cry and smile at what you write. Your book was absolutely wonderful, and I have suggested it to friends with kids who may have a level of autism.
    When you are having a bad day, remember that there are a lot of us out here pulling you and Jack forward.
    Jeannie

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  3. Tiffany A. Mann Collins
    October 24, 2016 @ 12:38 pm

    So sweet. Thank you.

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  4. the jay train
    October 24, 2016 @ 2:03 pm

    This had me rapt. I didn’t want it to end. So much raw hard honesty and yet it was breathtakingly beautiful and full of love and respect.

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  5. Carol Kientz
    October 25, 2016 @ 12:33 am

    Beautiful!

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  6. Lilka Raphael
    October 25, 2016 @ 2:03 am

    BEAUTIFUL post.

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  7. Kimybeee
    October 25, 2016 @ 8:44 pm

    Jesus, he is here now…

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  8. terismyth
    October 27, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    You are an incredible writer Carrie. Thank you for so eloquently sharing your story. I can relate on so many levels. Things do get better. Do take time outs for yourself when you need them. You are a great mom. Keep on keepin on….

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  9. Kathy McClelland
    October 28, 2016 @ 10:28 am

    Yes! Jesus. He is here now! Love this. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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  10. celia hughes
    November 7, 2016 @ 2:03 pm

    Carrie, I love reading your posts about your family. I feel a mixture of feelings , while reading , sometimes grinning or laughing aloud and some times tears. I like the way your described laying on couch eating potato chips lazy. I pictured myself doing this. And I loved the story of Jack informing congregation that Jesus is at the baptism!! But not in theother gathering. I am sad that he and all of you will have to go through the surgery. I know he will do fine afterwards, but the stress all f you will feel when he reaches that day of surgery. You are amazing !

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  11. Karen Maitland
    December 3, 2016 @ 2:34 pm

    omigosh, Carrie. Tears. Speechless. Gut-punched. The purity in that boy’s soul!

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  12. lily cedar
    December 26, 2016 @ 12:36 pm

    There is a book written by an autistic man called “Look me in the Eye” by John Elder Robison. It touched me deeply and he was able to put into words what so many are unable to. One thing he said struck a chord with me, I feel everything as deeply as everyone else, I’m just not able to articulate it and my facial expressions don’t match how I feel.

    Jack is lucky to have you.

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