Tears ran down my cheeks as I finished this book. I laughed and cried in my journey through the story.
How far we have come in the early recognition of autism and treatment! Yet even as familiar as the word is in our country, I didn't realize what it really meant to have a child with this diagnosis until I moved in with my daughter and experienced autism personally with our precious Lilybear.
I am grateful for a pediatrician who recognized the early signs and a daughter with great courage.
Lily starts her new program tomorrow for a couple of hours. We know this will be an adjustment for her, but after reading of Emily Colson's struggles to even find a place of help for Max, I am immensely grateful.
Although Max's autism is severe and Lily's much less so, this story resonated with my heart. It is a story of compassion, courage and hope, all the qualities that I have witnessed in my girl's lives and I pray will be seen in my own.
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