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  1. cbspira
    August 8, 2022 @ 11:20 am

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    I’m not sure if you’re going to get too many comments today. I was too busy reading through my tears (of shared grief but also so emotional reading about Jack’s responses. I lost it at the Skittles) to think of writing anything coherent, but then figured you deserved an explanation for the silence.

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  2. janelle olivarez
    August 8, 2022 @ 11:22 am

    So proud of Jack. I hoped so much he would find his independence as my son has. Ubers and Grub Hub are wonderful! Also, compassion and love are there and I think it’s easier to have emotions when you’re not overwhelmed with confusion and anxiety. My son is the same way with the phone. Haven’t talked for weeks and it’s “I’m in the middle of streaming. Gotta go.” 🙂

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  3. Joseph
    August 8, 2022 @ 1:04 pm

    I knew that Baby boy..

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  4. Smith
    August 8, 2022 @ 2:19 pm

    I’m in awe. It’s funny to be so proud of someone I’ve never met. As always, thank you for giving me hope. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  5. TracyEllen Carson Webb
    August 8, 2022 @ 8:21 pm

    I’m so proud of your Jack. I’m glad I waited to read this until after I helped my son fill out a job application. All the feels are there today.

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  6. Donna S. Martz
    August 9, 2022 @ 8:11 pm

    Thank-you for sharing your world, Carrie! My family also lives in this Autism Galaxy. We have a 27 year old son named Andy. Since the pandemic he has isolated way too much. It’s hard to get him out of this rut that he’s in. I guess his dad and I should be happy that he is working and driving to work and back. He graduated HS but adamantly refused college. Of course we would love to see him get more education but, I can’t force a grown man to go to school. We have to keep trying. That’s what we do as parents. Your blogs and stories of Jack and family comfort me. Your mother in law sounds like she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and gentle woman with a fierce love for her family. I’m so sorry for your families loss. It’s a comfort to know that Gods’ promise in the Bible is that our souls are alive and we all will be together again and death and suffering will be no more and he will wipe every tear from our eyes. Until then-we hang on and do the best we can and hope it does some good in the world.

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  7. Jane Harrison
    August 10, 2022 @ 9:52 pm

    A wonderful post about your husband and your son🙏🏻

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  8. Susie
    August 13, 2022 @ 2:38 pm

    God bless Adua and the far-reaching impact she has made and will continue to make on people’s lives.

    People often underestimate the power of maternal love but it keeps the world turning. People also think autistic people don’t feel like neurotypical people, but going by my son the opposite is true. They are just very discerning and brutally honest about who they love (and great bull detectors imo). Completely all in when they love someone like Jack and his grandmother. Heartbreaking but also wonderful to hear about their bond. I hope that love gives your family strength.

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