Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Recommendation

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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Nancy said...

I will be praying for Lily as she starts her new program as well as for you and your daughter...Life's interruptions into our well laid plans can be so hard but thank goodness we know the One who holds us tight and gives us all we need to meet our circumstances....

Relyn Lawson said...

Oh, I love a good book review. Thank you for this.

Cheryl Ruffing said...

I know I've commented before about a gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism, but it bears repeating. I know many children on the spectrum who changed dramatically once gluten and dairy products were removed from their lives.

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