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I’m having my usual iced lemon tea in a not-so-usual long, slender glass. It’s a commercial drink today, well, like most of the drinks that appear on my Tea Talk posts. This one’s an order from a restaurant at Thaniya Plaza where I browse golf equipment.
I’m feeling dazed but optimistic. My son’s second clinical impression is PDD (pervasive developmental disorder). I was on the phone with his psychologist and occupational therapist discussing sessions. A massive homework lies in front of me.
On my mind is predictably my son. While my decision is to tackle his developmental issues, I have not forgotten all the fun things he and I are going to do. The rewards I am going to give him for every little success he makes are already crowding my mind. I leave the therapy to the specialists. Thank goodness they exist.
Are you familiar with Charles Schwab? I’m not. I have never heard of him until a few minutes ago when I looked around for something to inspire me in the midst of this challenge I am in right now.
A quick fact: Charles Schwab is the chairman and founder of Charles Schwab Corporation, a brokerage and banking company. That’s SUCCESS written all over but before all that, he failed remedial English due to a learning disability. Looking at him now I think there is credibility in what he says:
“Passion is the great slayer of adversity. Focus on strengths and what you enjoy.”
Hazel, I know what you’re experiencing with your son. We have traveled our own journey with our precious Joseph, almost 22, who has autism to the glory of God. It is never an easy journey with any of our children. Sometimes the road is simply different, as it was in Joseph’s case. And as it will be in your life with your son. I pray the Lord lights your path as you walk it in faith.
Blessings to you,
Mrs. Santos said:
I like Christine’s comment that “sometimes the road is simply different.” It is so amazing to me how God brings a mother and a child together…The perfect mother for the child and the perfect child for her. If we only set our minds on trusting His great plan. That tea looks so refreshing!
Hope you have a great day.