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  1. J. Anderson (Grandmother)
    April 8, 2019 @ 11:18 am

    Once again you have touched the heart of all. Lent is a time to stop and meditate on our place in this universe. Jack does not. He is right where God wants him to be. A beautiful boy, with a wonderful Mother and family and a spirit that walks with him.
    Happy Easter to all.

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  2. C
    April 8, 2019 @ 11:23 am

    Beautiful.

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  3. Beth
    April 8, 2019 @ 11:35 am

    I love your rendition of “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Dr Seuss is Justin’s favorite. Justin is 20 and has Autism. There are some similarities between Justin and Jack. I wanted you to know Justin has a job as a Houseman at a Hampton Inn and he got to graduate with his class based on his IEP goals being met and he went to his junior and senior proms. He does not drive but he also has seizures so even if he “could drive”, he couldn’t. I remember feeling the same way as you when Justin was a teenager just beginning high school and it is turning out ok but not because I didn’t fight like a Mama Bear when I needed to. 🙂
    Have a great week Carrie. I love reading your blog.

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  4. GP
    April 8, 2019 @ 11:37 am

    My 14 year-old daughter would be devastated to read that she may not get married. She has a list of characteristics for her future spouse and this list includes that he must be on the autism spectrum. Finding her “soulmate” is also on the top of her list of goals for the future. I found her list of goals extremely enlightening, and I believe in her and I believe that we as a family can help her grow and mature and help her find her place in this world. Even if right now, or based on her younger self, that might seem unrealistic. In talking to autistic adults, I learned that they often faced very similar struggles as my child when they were her age. Who knows what she’ll be able to do in another decade or so.

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  5. Lisa Mertens
    April 8, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

    Whenever I see pictures of Jack with your dog, Wolfie, I am renewed with hope for him and for others. He’s come so far from the boy who was deathly afraid of dogs! There may be more surprises in his future!

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  6. Mary
    April 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

    Great poem!🎉🎈🎉

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  7. Gabriel's Angels
    April 9, 2019 @ 5:06 am

    What an incredible, beautiful poem! Thank you, Carrie! I am going to print it out and read it with my 8 year old autistic son, so he will know he is not alone on this journey xxx.

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  8. Kim McCarthy
    April 9, 2019 @ 12:24 pm

    Love this!!

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