Yesterday my kids hurt my feelings. This morning I was still having a bit of trouble getting over it. But then something happened and in an instant my mother’s heart turned from being hurt for myself to being hurt for my son. Now my own hurt seems so insignificant.
If you know Aero you know he is unique. He’s very special in many ways. Unfortunately, not many people have the privilege of knowing him the way I do. Admittedly, he’s hard to get to know. But he’s worth the effort.
It breaks my heart to see him spend every day of the summer by himself because he has no friends to hang out with. It breaks my heart to see him attend youth group events only to have no one talk to him (or at least that’s how he reports it). It breaks my heart to see him try to make plans every now and then only to have them fall through over and over again.
Most of the time it doesn’t seem to bother him but every now and then he comments about his lack of friends. He comments about how he knows people don’t like him. He stays in his room and cries. And this breaks my heart. And I don’t know how to help him.
He has such a good heart. If only more people knew. Autism is hard to live with.
Thanks for reading.