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  1. Nancy
    September 21, 2020 @ 9:47 am

    You have beautifully written stories. I pray for your family every day.

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  2. Stefney Crawford
    September 21, 2020 @ 10:10 am

    Your writing is absolutely amazing and everything you just wrote in this post (eerily almost to an exact tee), describes my fifteen year old son with autism. It’s so refreshing and makes me feel just a little less lonely to face it.

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  3. Sara HammerSara
    September 21, 2020 @ 11:52 am

    I would love to live in Jack’s world. Well, except for the pork chops. 🙂

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  4. barbsright
    September 22, 2020 @ 12:28 am

    I would love to live in ‘Jack’s World’, especially for the pork-chops and pears! 🙂

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  5. terismyth
    September 22, 2020 @ 3:27 pm

    Love this. I continue to learn from others about autism. Cognitive flexibility is something Andrew struggles with. He won’t work for Disney, Amazon, Google or many other companies because he doesn’t like something about them. He is rigid in his thinking. You can’t dissuade him of his thoughts or opinion.

    He loves politics. Doesn’t care for either of the candidates. He wanted Bernie Sanders. He is stubborn and arrogant at times, but is loveable and sweet and sensitive at other times.

    We are still getting to know him and understand him even at 27 years old.

    Hope you keep writing Carrie. You are a good mom.

    We are here for you. Jack will find his way in the world and eventually without you. It’s hard cause I am not with Andrew every minute anymore. He sleeps and wakes and eats whenever he wants. Even if he stays on Discord all night long.

    We are all trying to cope with 2020 in America. Let’s get through this with courage, patience and mostly importantly love.

    Teri

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  6. cindytheseeker
    September 27, 2020 @ 12:21 am

    Thank you for sharing another heartfelt and beautiful piece of writing, Carrie. I’ve read and re-read it because the whole piece resonated with me so much, but especially the part:
    “This is the spectrum’s ultimate contradiction—it is too much and not enough at the exact time.”

    So much yes! This encapsulates what I was trying to express to my husband about how life can be with our four-year-old son. Too much…. and not enough…. And the dilemma we’re left with: how do we reconcile the two? Can we even do that?

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