Once upon a time there was a girl who craved less pressure.
Meanwhile she interacted often with kids who craved more pressure.
Together they created a balance.
She learned to relax as she hugged them and squeezed their little hands together.
The sign for “more” is learned. The lights of communication is illuminated.
The parents smile. The child beams.
Together the girl and the child rejoiced in pleasing “the parents.”
The girl who craved less pressure has succeeded in trading her pressure filled heart to others. Opening her heart with grace, quietness, and control in a loving manner gives the kids a chance to make their message heard. Give us all more “Wait Time.”
You created us each with a unique heart and mind.
Forgive us when we try to put ourselves or others into a mold that does not fit us.
Give us grace for today.
Fill our cups to full, and allow us to help others if we are able.
P.S. This post is dedicated to the parents and children who know Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) far better than me. Thank you for allowing me into your lives. Glad to be a part of your world. As a pediatric speech therapist it is a privilege and constant learning experience to work with kids who have ASD. I am thankful for them showing me glimmers of God’s grace and discipline through their lives and my own intertwining. April is Autism Awareness month. If you see a child or adult with ASD talk to them or their caregiver. They are special.