Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I Love My Son

I love my son exactly the way he is.

I love the way he draws, paints, jokes, thinks, loves...

I love my son.

I've been reading a lot about finding "a cure" for autism. The truth is I don't believe my son will ever be "cured." There have been no magic bullets for us, just slow steady progress as he matures. My hopes for him are "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." I'm so sick of the media treating autism like its a tragedy. I sometimes think who is disabled? If the world centered around visual communication rather than verbal communication I would be the one in the special ed classes.

On another note, G got an A on his latest History unit test. I was so proud of him, he hates the subject. We celebrated by doing two Geometry lessons and skipping English yesterday...


Casdok said...

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These are my hopes too.

An A in history!! Well done!

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

Well done G!! Excellent work!

Nic said...

I have to say I feel the same way about how the media treats kids with autism.

My son is 3 and autistic, and i wouldn't trade him, or change him for the world.

But it's amazing how that makes you a bad parent in so many peoples eyes.

it's refreshing to know that other parents don't feel the need to apologize for their child's autism too.

I think that post made my day.

Nancy said...

I don't believe we'll find a cure either. Until then I seek to do as God is calling me to do amidst it all. His plan is greater!