People often remark how patient I am with Jack-Jack. But I wonder why I was not as patient with my other children. Because when Jack-Jack is happy, he is very happy. And when he is sad, it is heart wrenching and time-consuming. And there are times I think I might become impatient, but then I look at this face.
Today Jeff and Marcus went to get FastPasses for a ride. We were meeting them in another area of Epcot. The moment they walked away, Jack-Jack started asking questions. “Why did Dad and Marcus leave us? Are they ever coming back?” I explained the situation, but the words kept coming. “Quick, we need to find them before it’s too late.” As I really watch him, my heart hurts. I want him to understand, but there is just so much that he doesn’t grasp.
And Holy Spirit shows me this is how I am with God. When I need to wait on God’s perfect timing, I reply, “Quick God, before it’s too late.” And God desires me to trust Him, but yet when I don’t understand I get upset and whine. And often I whine longer than Jack-Jack does. And God is patient with me because he understands I lack the capacity to comprehend fully.
If only we could all extend the same level of patience with each other! If only we could understand that everyone is at a different level, and offer compassion. I think God gave me Jack-Jack to teach me this. #autism#autismtravel#asd#choosecompassion#bloggerlife#bloggermom#autismblogger#christianblogger#meltdown#homeschooling#homeschoolblogger#godgavemeyou
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