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Old 03-29-2014, 02:34 PM
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Default Would you please???

Hi All,

Most of the oldies know me personally, so you know this isn't a 'social media share' post. This mom is my sister and she is speaking of one of this worlds gifted rainbow children. He and his twin sister are 8 years old and truly gifted, but with gifts sometimes come much sorrow. Our Cherry Blossom has gone through similar trials and tribulations with her special gifts and you have all been there both in Sedona and from afar. Please, if you can, read below and pop a sweet note to Gavin (and his twin, Lindsey, so she's not left out). He really needs to know he matters. I know within my heart he's here to help the world. They are truly Children of the Now (as Meg Losey would put it).........

Note from my sister:

A mother's quest- please read

He's a genius and a perfectionist but most of the time he feels as if he's not good enough. He has an innate passion to save the world as if this was his sole purpose for being born. He is against all violence and truly cares for everything living on this earth. He is an empath deeply feeling the loss of others and gets embarrassed when he tears up because of it. People who meet him never forget him. His spirit shines brighter than anyone I have ever met. He understands his challenges are due to Autism which makes him feel alone among his peers. For years we have put blue lights or balloons in front of our house in April for autism awareness month. And every year we search for other blue lights which are hard to find. So this year I am requesting something different to show my son he is special and worthy of being on this earth! I am asking my friends , friends of friends, anyone to send him a card, a small note, anything with words of encouragement and praise. Yes I probably should not put my address on Facebook but I'm a desperate mother trying to prove a point. And the point is that the world does care back!

Please send to
PO 898
Salem, MA 01970
Love & Light


"Down through the shadows of millions of
yesterdays flow the waters of life everlasting."
The Eternals

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:46 PM
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My last 23 years have been all about autism, my son was born with profound autism before the word was recognizable by even his future school systems, prior to the massive wave of children whom made autism well known.

How fortunate that your son is capable of being aware of his diagnosis and presumably his own gifts. This is, in and of itself, an enormous gift. My son is so profoundly autistic that he cannot express complex concepts or understanding.

If my son were capable of what your son is, I would tell my son in age appropriate language that he needs to develop his identity without regard to societal perceptions of the label of autism and define for himself, by himself, what means the most to him and have him determine what he wants from being alive, his own dreams and goals. I would tell him that empathy is fine, but he needs to set boundaries by simply modeling right energy with regard to others and teach him to understand that modeling right behavior to others about caring for oneself is the best teacher. I believe that this then would make him feel less responsible for the emotional state of others---which will be a lifelong data flow for him--so I would tell him to be sure to feel compassion yet get out of the guilt of responsibility for being able to feel the emotional turmoil of others---and yet have him know that he is contributing positively to the plight of others by living to his greatest potential. I would tell him that his life is all about his own creativity, and to think of his life as a blank canvas where he can express his dreams and beauty, that he is beautifully unique.

This is what I would tell my son, the love of my life, if he were capable of conversing.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:20 AM
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Wonderful thought Kata - thank you for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:14 PM
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I would have loved to have someone to talk to in the early years, to bounce ideas and solutions off of during those heart-wrenching moments. There simply wasn't the means pre-Internet and pre-epidemic to do so. We autistic moms need to support each other!

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