It was interesting to sit and watch the other night at a group of kids all of whom had Autism. I learned a very valuable lesson that night!
Let me back track a little for you to get the whole picture. Our youngest son has Autism and we belong to two different support groups. One group especially offers a wide variety of support for parents and lots of activities for the kiddos. This night happened to be a night for the kids, it was filled with fun, running around and freedom for them.
Freedom for them!….what I mean is that they could be who they were created to be. It was a time for them not to be judged, made fun of, no one was looking at them as if they were weird. They could speak their own language, wave their hands if they needed to, swing their legs and jump as high as they wanted. They are a unique group of people! They have uniqueness that are their own…..and yet they don’t judge each other and they seem to relate to each other on a higher level. They are like minded and understand each other. Most of them have never even met before, and yet they can get along as if they were best friends forever.
What a lesson for me to learn! Here I live in the ‘average” world without Autism. My friends and acquaintances are “average” people. And yet we seem to judge, talk about each other, and we are not like minded. If we enter a room with people we haven’t met before ….we tend to look at our phones or just down right ignore each other. Oh if we could only have the mind of someone who is Autistic….and let loose and be free! Be free to say hello to a stranger, be free to play with someone we met for the first time, be free to jump as high as we wanted to and swing around in circles if we felt like it.
I am so glad that we have a place that allows our son to be free! A place for us to be with other parents who we can relate to! A place for him to be able to feel like and where he can say…..“I can just be me”. God has given him a uniqueness called Autism…he is not strange or weird just different.
Lynn A. Wilson – Resume of a Mother