Autism Awareness~30 Days of snapshots: Day 3

snapshots, moments frozen in time…Precious memories…

This is day three in our Journey into what Autism Awareness means to me.

If you would like to start at the beginning…..

Day 1

Day 2

Today, come with me for a glimpse into my son’s world….

From a Very early age, Star Wars has been a Fascination for Him….

Everything gets Lined up….organized….and don’t Move one, it will start a war

Thomas the Tank engine has been a long-standing friend and comfort zone

Every animal has a name….

He has reminded me to slow down….

to stop and watch the bugs…..

to Stop and smell the flowers…..

He has reminded me of the simple pleasure a Mud puddle can bring….

He has reminded me of the delight of going up in a swing…..

*~*The Swing*~*

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

*~* Robert Louis Stevenson*~*

 

For the Pure Love of Baseball…in it’s simplest form!

 

There are days when He tries my patience, when I don’t know what to do, when we go in circles because He can’t tell me WHY He is upset, or what is bothering Him. I have moments when I feel as though I am isolated and alone, when my whole world seems to fall apart, and its in those moments where in the midst of tears, God gives me a smile, a snapshot, a memory …little reminders that my son is a GIFT, a Blessing , a Precious Treasure. Different, but NOT Less, and it’s those moments, the Dandelion presented wrapped in a dirty fist, the Bear hugs from behind as I am washing dishes, the glimpses into my son’s world, Him running through the house singing “Na na na na DAK-MAN!!” that make all the tears, all the stress, all the pain worthwhile.

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  1. Pingback: Autism Awareness~30 Days of snapshots: Day 4 | Footprints in Time

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