Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Glimpse

You all know me by now, I'm a fast-moving kind of a gal.

I go, go, go.

I drive, drive, drive.

I move, move, move.

Always traveling at a steady pace.

Full-speed-ahead.

Occasionally, however, the Universe will place something in my path to block my forward motion.

I am frozen, unable to move, touched deeply by something profound,

something that moves me,

something outside of myself.

This moment is often caused by the strangest and simplest of things,

the lyrics to a song

or a license plate posted on the car in front of me.

Whatever the message or incident, it has a profound effect on me.

It awakens me from my blindness.

When you think about it, if I am always looking ahead,

then I am oblivious to what's behind me.

I miss the opportunity to value my important progress.

I lack the ability to reflect.

To think about where I have been.

To admire the progress I have made.

So that I may appreciate where I am headed.

Important life lessons reside in these rare and powerful moments.

They are glimpses, I believe, of something we need to acknowledge.

A message we need to hear.

To me, it's like a PowerPoint presentation sent directly from above.

An exclamation point,

and emphasis on something overlooked.

I would like to share one of these rare moments with you.

It is a glimpse that took my breath away.

On Friday, my beautiful niece sent me this.....

It is Nick singing

many years ago,

reminding me on this day,

to just sing, sing a song.

Nicholas Peters
Here Comes the Sun

video
 
Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud
Sing out strong
Sing of good things not bad
Sing of happy, not sad
 
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
 
Sing, sing a song
Let the whole world sing along
Sing of love there could be
Sing for you and for me
 
Sing, sing a song
Make it simple to last
Your whole life long
Don't worry that it's not
Good enough for anyone
Else to hear
Just sing, sing a song
 
-The Carpenters