At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Friday, August 9, 2013

Just A Little Guy

 Our Isaac is just a little guy in a great big world.

We're learning together about the world, although it's challenging because with apraxia and autism it seems like, at times, there is a glass barrier between our worlds,...

Isaac experiences the world is such a unique manner. 

It's exciting and puzzling and inspiring to watch him engage in his own way.

But above all, he's such a happy little guy. 

Autism is no threat to him, he's just fine with the world, as is. 

Such as Wednesday night when we went to pick up Isaac from his class at church. The other preschoolers, not all, but most were happily playing: Duck, Duck, Goose. (a circle game, very social) 

However, Isaac was happily placing puzzle pieces through a slot in one of the tables. The piece would drop to the ground, and he'd scramble under the table and pick it up giggling. In fact, he was having so much fun, the volunteers had to call him several times, to let him know we were at the door. 

The look of delight on Isaac's face when he recognized and ran to us was heart melting. He is actually a very social little guy,....just in a different way

Often when  I worry and fret over Isaac's condition, I find myself wondering if I am wasting my time with such needless concerns about his communication and socialization.

Isaac is Isaac, and he's happy and doing the very best he can with what limitations he was, so much so, he's not even aware he has limitations. 

Like with anything with autism this is impossible to rationalize. 

The reality of autism is that it is a puzzle, perhaps not for the person with autism, but for us, who love someone with autism and just want to help. 

We love this little guy so much. He brings us so much joy.

When you live in a world where you can Google just about everything and get an answer - it's difficult to accept that sometimes - there are no answers. But there is joy, and giggles, and hard hugs, and bright smiles, and one happy little guy, perhaps in the end that should be answer enough. 

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!

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