Sunday, September 21, 2008

Believe

The Prince's school has a support group for parents of children in the special education classes. Most of the participants, as it turns out, have children with autism. It is open to anyone in the community, not just parents from our school. The first meeting was last week and there were several new people whose children were recently diagnosed.

It was an emotional meeting.

I am learning how to use Windows Movie Maker for a volunteer project I am doing, so I decided to practice by making a little slide show to encourage the moms and dads I met at our meeting last week.

The Professor thinks this slideshow needs more spectacular photography to go with the "over-the-top" song. He's probably right, but I don't care, I love this song.

I know we are blessed. The Prince has responded to treatment, though there are always challenges. Autism has many paths and none of us has the crystal ball telling us what to try, what will work, what won't. But I do know what does work.

Believing.



video

12 comments:

Beth said...

Lovely slide show, friend. I think your photos and words work well together to make open a window into your world. I'm sure there wasn't a dry eye at the meeting (in a good way). --Beth Cheuk

Adventures in Autism said...

ooo , Katherine I thought it was BEAUTIFUL !!!. It shows us all the little things , and the little things are what really matter. Seeing The Little Prince pass his valentine cards made me cry ... I know it may not sound like much for most people but it means the world to us . Great Job my friend !

Adventures in Autism said...

ooo , Katherine I thought it was BEAUTIFUL !!!. It shows us all the little things , and the little things are what really matter. Seeing The Little Prince pass his valentine cards made me cry ... I know it may not sound like much for most people but it means the world to us . Great Job my friend !

J said...

awww...why did you have to go and make us all cry?? lol.. The prince is just a beautiful little person. I'm so glad he has come so far.

Genie said...

OK...unfair to leave me crying at my office desk on a Monday morning!

It's a great slideshow, Katherine -- I love it! A fabulous tribute to a fabulous kid.

Jen P said...

That was absolutely beautiful! What a cute chubby baby he was. And it was great to match your name and face.

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Christina said...

I'm normally a blog lurker, but I just wanted to say thank you! for putting up all this great GFCF info.
We are just about to embark on our family's GFCF adventure and I'm online scratching around for all the moxie and handholding I can find :)

Thomas Dzomba said...

Katherine, that was so beautiful. What a great tribute to your Little Prince!!!

AJ said...

So, so beautiful! The pictures ARE so good. They capture so much of his spirit. I have never commented here, only read a couple times, but you have inspired me to do more, be more and not just hang on. Thank you. Wife, dtr, sister, mom, friend to loved ones who are dx'd or are likely aspie. Had a great conversation about autism with the manager of the vet I just returned from. She'd seen the books on AS I was carrying. I hope more 'professionals' get informed about GFCF, etc. Her dtr's pedMD helped make her feel stupid when she asked about immunizations. So wrong.
Our neurotypical 6yo is also gluten intolerant. Mild symptoms, but I have his last yr's K teacher to thank for noticing & God that she did!
I will come back more often. thank you

Cyndi said...

What an awesome video...very moving & inspirational.

Chrissy said...

This is absolutely beautiful! It's wonderful that your son is doing so well. Really encouraging and inspiring...just what I needed today.

Chrissy
www.spectrumhope.com

Jean Webb Bonnyman said...

Kathy,
Thanks for this uplifting and inspiring video. I am so proud of you! What a beautiful child! Love, Jean