What You Do Today Matters

8 06 2013

I am not a parent of special needs child — who knows perhaps I am — and I can relate to the Bible verse shared for encouragement in this post! So for those of you who are parents of children with special needs, this is definitely for you as well!

MakeItCountHis voice was a whisper, “What’s up? ”

“Not much dude, why are you whispering?” I whispered back.

In a guilty voice, the 35-year old father explained to me that he was calling from a closet.  He was hiding from his five-year-old son, who was hunting for his favorite Sesame Street DVD.

His son, on the autism spectrum, had a tendency to play the same small video segment over…and over…and over…and…over…and over.

I think some of you know what I’m talking about.

“Joey drives me crazy playing that darn Sesame Street song a thousand times a day!  I need some quiet time.” His voice sounded guilty.

I reassured him that I had had similar feelings at times too.  I remembered standing in the middle of the bedroom watching a tantrum from my son that had reached biblical proportions and wondering what it would be like to move to Australia.

Why…

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