Today, I listened to my Lil' John tell me about a BIG risk that he took in church.
Here's how the story went:
"Hey, Mom. Guess what I did today in church. I told my friends in my class that I have Autism. I told them my life story. About how you and Dad knew that something was "different" about me....about how I wasn't talking or walking. I told them about how you had to go to a lot of doctors and how I had a lot of tests. I also told them about how I get lots of therapy, to help me to be able to handle situations. And that I sometimes act weird but that I do the best I can. I was scared to share my story at first but I just decided that I should share. And do you know what the best part is? My story was relevant to the story that we were talking about in church. Do you know what the story was about, Mom? It was about how we were all made special and different. That God created me exactly how he wanted me. And that's ok."
Wow. I am inspired by my son's bravery. He teaches me something every day.