I'm reading this book and it's incredible. It's incredible how much it makes me cry, honestly. It's written by a mother and son and the son has autism. He's 28 and just graduated from college, he doesn't speak but he uses a communication device, which is basically typing.
It's killing me - the first thing he typed, after his name (he was 11 years old at the time) was "I love you", to his mother. And I thought - let's get Anthony a typewriter! Ha! Seriously, it thrills me to think that Anthony loves me. I mean, I know he loves me, but I have to say, it would be nice to hear it or see it written down. Maria says "I love you too, Mommy" a lot and it goes a long way!
It makes me so hopeful and has really renewed my faith at this VERY annoying and difficult time in our lives. Anthony can do anything. It's true - how it is now is not how it's going to be. Now matter how bad it FEELS.