Sunday the world will (hopefully) be recognizing families with autism at their churches.
Pope Benedict has called for all the Catholic churches to offer blessings for children with autism and their parents.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to let our community see how many of us there are, and hopefully teach awareness of situation.
Yes, we love our boys. It's just such a difference between our sons & daughter. Same parenting, such a huge disparity.
Here's Diana, off on her own, doing fantastic, even able to save enough money out of her food allowance to buy a desktop computer (her laptop is being iffy). She's on the Dean's List from her first term at University.
Trevor had such difficulty due to his lack of organizational skills that he can't go back to OIT until he can prove he will be successful. So he's working as hard as he can at community college so he can get back to where he wants to be. Yet he still can't keep $10 in his pocket more than 2 days, and he has yet to find any kind of job other than delivering newspapers or yard work. He is awesome at CAD, but there's no work for a college student in our 11.8% unemployment county right now.
Connor will most likely stay in high school until he has to graduate at 21. We have no idea where he'll wind up - but I can bet it won't be college. Hopefully he'll become independent enough to do some kind of job. At this point, I'm more concerned with what's happening in school now, and where he'll go for Junior High.
Yes, we grieve for the sons that should have been at Diana's level of intelligence & competence. We pray Trevor can mature to the point of full independence and hopefully become successful at having a career & family of his own. I think that's fully possible, it will probably just take more time for him to get there.
So, yeah - I appreciate people taking the time to pray for our family & our sons. We are just doing the best we can on a daily basis to help our kids be the best they can be.