WOW… that’s all I can say really to describe this weekend. Just WOW! We had a few “Harps playing, Angels Singing” special moments and a few meltdowns too, but hey after the BIGGIE I am going to tell you about who cares about the meltdowns. My boy is growing people. Every day I see him maturing and it just makes my heart fill to the rim with joy and pride. It fills my soul with HOPE which definitely makes the meltdowns easier!
Those that read my facebook page already know about the time when Jay said to the little boy in our neighborhood that he was sorry about the lost of his pet, a pet by the way that Jay did not care for. Guess what? We had another of those types of moments on Friday. And it was all his doing… no prompting from me!
The school had elections for student government. Of course like most schools it was a popularity contest. One of the little girls, the same girl whom Jay pushed at the beginning of last year mind you that prompted the whole MAMA BEAR incident post , ran for president and well… she lost. On Friday I was standing in the hall waiting for Gracie, my little social butterfly who has to say goodbye to everyone as if she will never see them again, and I saw Jay approach this girl and say to her, “I’m sorry you lost. You ran a good race. I really liked your poster!” The girl beamed and thanked him for his kind words. Jay walked over to me and I asked him if he voted for her. He told me he did not, “But she doesn’t need to know that… it might hurt her feelings!”
HELLO PEOPLE…did you just read that? MY BOY, Honest ABE himself, held back details so he would not hurt another child’s feelings!!!! HUGE!!! And he had enough EMPATHY to go out of his way to try to make her feel BETTER!!! YES, my autistic Aspergerian (Is that a word?) SON, whom people say lacks empathy, showed more of it there than some typical folks do well… ever!I had to excuse myself by saying I had to go to the bathroom because I cried. I mean I seriously cried folks! I was so proud.
There are more moments but I will save that for tomorrow…