Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Get Well Wishes

My son blows me away practically every day.

I witness neurotypical individuals habitually fail to show both empathy and courtesy to other people.

But my son habitually displays both. It hasn't been without many conversations about why these things are so important. And it isn't at every opportunity that he feels these things naturally. But there are many moments when he does that make my heart swell so huge!

And today is one of those days. His best friend broke a bone in his foot this weekend. Today Zak made him a get well card.




In case the print is too small, he wrote: 
I hope the joke I'm making doesn't "break" our friendship. :) -Get it? (No offence) I've never broken anything so I don't know how you feel, all I know is it hurts and I HATE IT when I get hurt :( So I want to cheer you up. On the next page is a comic I made to cheer you up :)

The comic is about a boy who thinks bomber planes are coming. Another boy tells him to relax, that it's just birds. The first boy then says that it looks like they are dropping bombs. The second boy looks annoyed and says "those aren't bombs, they're..." SPLAT! The first boy chuckles, "Bird poop."




That to me is as perfect a definition of empathy as possibly could be put on paper. And, yes, he is still autistic. He is also empathetic, clever, creative, a gifted drawer, and funny! Never underestimate our kids!









15 comments:

  1. Aww!!! Your son is so sweet!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you, he is super sweet. Great to meet you, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. I'm so proud of him. His heart has always been tender and loving.

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  3. What a sweet boy and good friend! Nice post.

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  4. Ahhh what a lovely and thoughtful boy. No wonder you are so proud of him. That's so lovely. Big hearts goes a long way in life. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again soon. #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you, such sweet comments. He really does have such a big heart! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow!! This is awesome. What a fabulous boy you have and he has awesome artistic talent xx #sharewithme

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  6. Grace & Lucas say - XL MEGA High-5's to a very cool dude. We love those drawings and think sending a best friend a get well soon card is a AWESOME idea :) #sharewithme

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    1. Thank you! And thank you Grace and Lucas! I'm so glad all of you came by, and enjoyed his drawings. He LOVES to draw, and to share them with others to make them happy! Glad they made you smile too!

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  7. Wow! I love it!! He really has a gift!

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    1. He does, thank you! So glad you came by and commented!

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  8. What a wonderful story, thank you for sharing. He is definitely an artist!

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    1. Aww, thanks. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and such sweet comments.

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