Thursday, January 10, 2008

Autism


Wow! 2 posts in one day. Aren't you lucky? Or am I just full of it. No, seriously, I checked my email just a few moments ago and found this:


Hi,
This was forwarded to me & so I am passing it on.
The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed...funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal. Link to the site:http://www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com/videos/view/id/408214=20


It made my heart ache. I know that my boys are the soul reason for my continued existence. They are the reason I breath. I know that the world would just stop turning if something happened to them. I just wanted to share this link with everyone so that perhaps you could share it with your everyone and perhaps we would be able to make a small difference in just one child's life just by viewing the video on the link. Children bring us all so much joy, love and innocence.


I would like to end this post with a special recipe. This recipe was created by my son, Nathan. You see, his first grade teacher read him the story "Stone Soup" today, and he brought me 3 stones and told me that he wanted Stone Soup for supper. Here is his list of ingredients that should go into the soup:


How to Make Stone Soup

3 stones

milk

Colby Jack Cheese

Carrots

Fish

Beef

Ham

Turkey

Apples

Bananas

Oatmeal


He chose these ingredient because they are all foods that are good for you.

I'm not so sure how good they will taste all mixed together though.

But my Nathan is the sweetest boy you will ever meet and I love him so much that it makes me hurt. So give your kid a hug and watch the video linked above. God Bless all of you and your families.

4 comments:

'54Bomber said...

Cecile,
I watched the video of Claudia and it brought tears to my eyes. I will give Helen a great big hug tomorrow before chuch.
Your post has reminded me that when I was a youngster I used to visit a boy(i forget his name) after school for almost a year. One day I turned up ... and his mum told me that he had gone into care.

Suzanne said...

Like '54 bomber I watched and it brought tears to my eyes. I'll do what I can. Thank you for including such a beautiful post.

Much love, Suzanne

bindhiya said...

Cecile,
I watch the video and got the link to send to my friends..
I know so much and seen so many in march of dimes..so sad...
love
bindhiya

Cecile said...

I am so glad all of you were able to watch the link, and hopefully pass it on to others. The struggles these families face are real. Some close friends of mine have a daughter with autism and they have to fight the school system all the time to keep her in regular classes with the rest of the students. Thank you, all of you for your response.