But for me there is almost a guilty feeling -- in that this April, this glorious April, my son has been seizure-free since April 5th.
These pictures and that ending video -- they are what April is to be about. Taking a very sick child as mine is in the picture below, helping their parent find a physician to partner with - who as I've shared in my "Life with Autism" blog is IN IT TO WIN IT - and then basking in the blessing of healing. Slow, sure, steady healing.
Healing that who knows -- maybe one day will lead to total recovery.
Yet sadly, at the rate April is failing for so many, as it has for me until this year, far too few will ever have the opportunity I had in finding an autism doctor who knows what they are doing. A physician who can take the oxygen mask off of a child who has autism, and get them to where they are
When every parent can bask in that - then - and only then - will April have something to celebrate.
Thank you J.B. -- this post is dedicated to you.
I had the idea one day, I can't remember what inspired it, but I wanted to write scriptures all over Brandon's bedroom walls. I wanted him surrounded by God's word and the scriptures that so very many had been praying over Brandon. This one below from my friend Tonya Frye is especially poignant to me. So very many years, months, weeks, days, have been lost due to seizures. And this promise, this promise below conveyed the HOPEISM we hung on to for Brandon. For our prayers to be answered, for us to find a physician who both would and could help us. And it also portrays the video at the end of this post.
Indeed God has begun that restoration process. Brandon has been seizure-free since April 5th and for the first time in a very long time, he has been strong enough to run. Really run. The therapists at Brandon's school recorded the below, the ending to numerous laps run around their little track.
Click here to watch video
We know that we have a long way to go.
We know there may be setbacks.
We know that for the severity of Brandon's autism, there may not be full recovery.
But we also know this...