To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Face of Autism

On the glass front door in yellow chalk it reads "Sam and the Haddings"...he separates his holiday M&M's into two neat rows...one red...one green...then he dumps them all back into the bowl and pulls them out to spell the word learn on the living room table...he asks if obedience is good for his soul and wants to go to Jesus' house...his sisters are "his girls"...and his favorite lunch is two slices of square cheese, tortilla chips and Mott's fruit snacks...before he eats the fruit snacks he forms them into the shape of Mickey Mouse...he writes letters to his friends:
Dear Pinocchio Come inside our house...love you
Love Sam
A bookmark we received from the Autism Society has this little acrostic

Always
Unique
Totally
Interesting
Sometimes
Mysterious
That's Sam.

2 comments:

samantha said...

sweet little man

WunderFamily said...

Awww...got me all teared up! I love that little boy. So loving and affectionate. And his laugh could cure all ills.

Sam, you're getting extra hugs and kisses from Miss Becky tomorrow.

Now, where'd I put that bright red lipstick? :-)