At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Gift of Autism

 When one thinks of Autism,...gift is rarely a word associated with the developmental disorder,...but there is much to learn about grace from an individual on the spectrum.


Autism strips life down to the most essential elements.
I love you.
You love me.
And what else in life is important?


Autism condenses life,...
Think maple syrup from sap,...it takes many gallons boiled away to produce sweetness.
Or even diamonds are nothing but chunks of coal,....condensed into brilliance. 
So Autism condenses life, love, and our experiences with the world around us. 

Love and Laughter = Joy. 


And the challenging stuff?

That's what the joy is for,...it helps circumvent the difficulties with grace.



It's all about the lens you chose to see from.
Autism: blessing or curse?


There is only one clear choice.


There is no second guessing with a child on the spectrum
everything is stripped to the essentials. 
In our world,...we dance arounds social issues,
in their world,...there are no social issues. 
I am me,
You are you,
and what else is truly important?


The gift of Autism is unconditional love. 


Also intense joy,...and wonder.
We live in wondrous world,
my son is always noticing,
what no one else seems to notice. 


"I so happy," says Isaac.



We are happy too,...our little guy lights up our lives,
and teaches us,
the essentials. 

I love you,
you love me,
and what else is really important in life?

Today is Mother's Day,
and yes there are many challenges 
to mothering a child on the spectrum,
but there is also joy and laughter,
and continuing wonder in our world to explore,....


"Children are a blessing and a gift from the LORD."
Psalm 127: 3


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









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