Sorry, this is a little off topic, but I like to share a little piece of my life with you from time to time.  My oldest child is “on the spectrum”. For those of you who don’t know what that means, it means she suffers in silence and no one really understands why. This really touched me and, I’m sure if you know someone who is “on the spectrum” it will move you too ♥ Thank you for sharing Autism Spectrum Disorder, through my eyes
My name is Ryan; I’m different to you
I don’t see the world the same as you do.
You see a classroom and I see a chair
I don’t always notice what else is in there.
Too much information keeps coming my way
It’s so hard to cope with, day after day.
You show me so much that I don’t always see
One step at a time is the best thing for me.
Bright lights and loud noises upset me so much
An unusual smell, or somebody’s touch.
When you look in my eyes and I’m looking away
I’m not being rude if I don’t hear what you say.
I’m not being awkward; I’m just doing my best
I’m striving so hard to be just like the rest.
The times when you think I’ve not really tried
If only you knew how that hurts me inside.
I want you to like me the way I like you
If only you saw things from my point of view.
Your life and my life both run parallel
Yours seems like heaven, mine’s sometimes hell.
Whenever you’re frustrated at the things that I do
Remember…
You could have been me and I could have been you.

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  • This touched my heart! I have a neice that is Autistic. She is also “non-speaking”, but does have her own voice. She is a gift from God and my sister and the rest of Alaina’s family feel the same way. Do I ask “why”, yes, I do sometimes, but I also ask ,”why” to a lot of things and still do not get any answers. So, we love Alaina and learn more from her than I could have ever imagined. Anyway, sorry for getting off “topic”…Love to you and your family!

    Cindi 🙂

    • Thank you so much Cindi ♥ There is not a doubt in my mind that God has a purpose for my daughter. It may take a little more effort, but the purpose is there and it’s clear 😀 God has a purpose for everyone and everything, it may not always be easy or clear, but if we keep seeking Him, we’ll surely find it.

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