Friday, March 20, 2009

I have to just post this...


This is Mitchell he is ten and he was diagnoised with Autism when he was 6. It was a shock to all of us and I was in complete and total denial. My sweet baby boy couldn't possibly be autistic but as the IEP meeting wore on and his teacher produced a booklet he had kept on Mitch from the first day of meeting him, my eyes were opened wide. He kept this book he called "Mitchellisms" and this book wasn't to show me I was wrong it was to show me just how unique Mitch was compared with some of his other classmates. It explained his inability to cope with substitute teachers and why he would run and hide when he had one, or why he lined up his cars in a very straight line up, or make loud noises, or think he was an animal, as well as other things he would do that I couldn't figure out why. He is the sweetest most lovable little guy you will ever get to meet and this year he is coping well with change and social situations.
I logged onto Thecutestblogontheblock to change my blog background and this background was the first one up and of course I had to use it. I want to thank the people at thecutestblogontheblock for designing a background like this and the super cute all true blinkie I used in my sidebar. That blinkie is just so perfect for my son Mitch. He makes life so fun and very interesting. I will add I am blessed in the fact he is high functioning and not so severely autistic but I have friends with a son with severe autism and he too is such a sweetheart and to know that they will forever be one of Gods children, totally perfect in our Heavenly Fathers eyes and mine.

3 comments:

Kimberkv said...

Aw, what a sweet and heartfelt post. I believe these children are a gift from God that should cherished for their unique way of seeing life. I haven't had the honor of knowing very many Autistic people in my life, but the few I have, have simply amazed me.

Maria said...

Great post my friend! You are so right and those of us who know Mitchell are even more convinced that he is one special child of God. I love that kid!

alwayscharlie said...

I don't know Mitchell but I have 2 children with autism. They are a special blessing in my life along with their 'typical' siblings. I was just on that website last week and didn't see the background but I'll be checking for it tomorrow. god bless!