It's been eight years since Isaac arrived to rock our world,...and truly our world has not ever been the same,...and that's a very good thing.
Such growth we've experienced in our lives,...such joy,...such challenges,...such compassion and mercy,...such love.
Our child with communication challenges has taught us to communicate with more clarity than I ever thought possible.
He's taught us patience, and fortitude, which is a very special brand of patience.
He's taught us grace, and humility tinged with dignity, and acceptance for ourselves and others.
He's taught us to see beyond perceptions, to search deep within ourselves, and hold others in tender reverence.
He's taught us the wonder within the everyday world, and not to take anything for granted.
He's taught us the fine art of flexibility, and has abolished meaningless social norms.
He's taught us to be bold, to pick our battles, and dig in,...and also when to let go.
He's taught us joy, and laughter, and silliness galore.
But more than anything our youngest son has taught us to live in the moment,...and to love deeply with an abiding, unconditional love that has no quid pro quo attached.
Mothering a child on the spectrum is not always an easy task,...it can be a maze with many twists and turns, and you don't always know where you are headed, but opening your heart to the lessons to be gleamed along the path is a rewarding experience - and humbling - that we should be so blessed with such a child as this.
As our child grows,...so do we,...and that's a very good thing.
From our family to yours,
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!