Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Autism Awareness

My sister sent a beautiful poem to me for Christmas regarding Autism, which I read at work. I was a weeping [thank goodness I don't wear mascara - would have looked like a raccoon!] wretch! It made me appreciate and feel blessed for what I have even more than ever. Moreover, it made me feel a great deal of compassion and ... I can't think of a strong enough word ... but the amount of strength that it must take to be a parent of a child that is Autistic or has Downs Syndrome or any other type of affliction. My nephew is autistic and he has 1 brother and 2 sisters. I don't think I ever gave my sister the credit until I read that poem. Honestly, I don't know if I would have the strength. I do know that she calls me up elated to tell me that Bobby said a new word - or ate something different! I give you all the credit in the world! http://www.4shared.com/file/34358131/fd127dd6/Frames_-_PNG.html http://www.4shared.com/file/34358089/11ff4618/Frames_-_PSD.html

7 comments:

Carla said...

Yeah, hats off to parents who face those struggles everyday with children. I have so much respect and admiration to those parents.

Btw - thanks for the wonderful frames.

Have a great day!

carolyn said...

I just sent this poem to my daughter who is a teacher for the deaf. She was so down tonight from basically the same thing that this poem states, only for a different disibility. My hats go off not only to the parents but also to the teachers who care so much.

Maria said...

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Suzi said...

Thank you so much for all the hard work you do for us :)

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for all your FAB goodies!!!!!!!

ACMommy28 said...

I think you would be surprised just how strong you can be! As a Mommy of a little boy with Down Syndrome, I know first hand how strength seems to come from the most amazing places, namely my children! I bet your sister feels the same way! You must be a wonderful sister to care so much and to send that poem on to your sister!
Thank you so much for the wonderful frames! Cheers!

prplpaszhun said...

I Would like to copy this poem to place on a LO for my Nephew, he was born 9.23.07 and has Down Syndrome. Please let me know if this will be fine and if so, who to credit.

Thanks
Jennifer