Miracles Large and Small

by Shannon Penrod

Is there really such a thing as a small miracle?  All I know is when you have a child on the Autism Spectrum you have the opportunity to celebrate things that many people take for granted.  A child looking into your eyes and saying “Hello.” is a miracle that I will never, ever take for granted again.  The beauty and the power of it has the power to bring me to my knees in gratitude.  I am not alone.  There are a million or more parents around the world who understand the sheer beauty of such a miracle. We are the parents of children with Autism.  

Today on Everyday Autism Miracles we are celebrating all of the miracles in our lives and sharing our message of hope with the world.  Tune in to listen to the grateful messages from parents whose children are making great strides.  Better yet call in and tell us your message of hope at 877.864.4869! 

Everyday Autism Miracles, Fridays at 2pm EST, 11am Pacific time  www.toginet.com Listen to the free podcast on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/everyday-autism-miracles/id356451530


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One response to “Miracles Large and Small

  1. Miriam

    Not only are the miracles the small things, but sometimes they’re things nobody would ever, EVER celebrate. I remember when my son, a child with asperger syndrome, started trying to lie to me to get out of going to school! People don’t get that this can be a very normal part of development. This was developmentally appropriate. Oh, it was a little late coming and it was a little different, but it was like suddenly he was starting to see past the mind-blindness. He could understand that I might not know what is going on in his head. If that’s the case then it opens the door for attempts to deceive and experiments to see what will happen, to see what IS in someone else’s head.

    Last year in 7th grade he threw himself on the floor and cried and cried about a bad grade. This was another little celebration for me. The teachers were freaked that he was being inappropriate. I was delighted that he suddenly cared about his grades! It was also a huge step that all he did was throw himself on the floor and cry when he was upset rather than hitting someone.

    These feel like very huge things to me. They are some of my favorite things to tell people about asperger syndrome, actually. It really gives them an idea of how DIFFERENT things are in my world.

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