Walking Through Doors

Yes, now he will look you in the eye. Why? Because we worked with him for years to understand the need for eye contact. Besides, I am safe and he loves cameras. 🙂

I wanted to share a post from my honey’s blog, he wrote on a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Well, actually all of what he says is near and dear to my heart.  When he starts talking about our Autistic Son, Collin — well — it jumps to a whole new level.  I just had to share ….So … enjoy …

Walking Through Doors.


11 thoughts on “Walking Through Doors

  1. When Collin goes to college you better get him a large walking stick…. He is going to need it to keep all the women off of him. What a great photo! He looks very happy. I enjoyed Mike’s post as well.

    • He is very happy young man, I worry about that all the time–Collin and girls. Thanks, he is my blessing. 🙂 God is good. Thanks for checking Mike out. 🙂

  2. That’s one extremely good looking young man you have there Shonnie those beautiful eyes!!! 🙂 I read Mike’s blog – I found it so interesting – thank you for sharing the link! xxx

      • My daughter, 11, is just a bit unique herself, and though I have not had her straight out diagnosed, sometimes her teachers and I think aspergers, as she is very book smart and focused on things which she loves, yet struggles with day-to-day things everyone else takes for granted. I didn’t really want to label her yet, but she goes into middle school this fall, and I’m just waiting to see how she does, and if she ends up needing the help, we’ll do it. Also waiting on the timing of the Lord. A lot of our difficulty now is just the emotional beginnings of puberty! *roll eyes*

      • Well, puberty and aspergers is very confusing and tough. Knowing is half the battle to peace inside one’s self. Knowing that you are different, but not sure what or why causes a lot of internal pain. I always call these disorders — differences in learning. I like what Temple Grandin’s mom always said, “Different, but NOT less.” I said something very similar. I expect just as much from Collin in behavior, but we don’t shame, or emotionally beat up ourselves when he doesn’t achieve what others get naturally. I call it celebrating our differences, because God made us this way for a purpose — we are different — but NOT less.

        I say we, because the docs haven’t decided if I am aspergers or another variant of this same disorder. Once we all connected the dots many years into Collin’s care it brought about an enormous amount of understanding and acceptance — for the lack of a better term — of limitations. Much peace settled over our family once all of these things were discovered. The really great thing is … most asperger’s children are VERY intellegent and will do very well in life.

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