Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Special Blessing.

Making friends has never been top of Koala's priority list. He certainly enjoys having friends, but he is more than happy to play on his when other children are around. For quite some time, he hasn't had anyone who he could call a friend. Hence, I have been praying that the Lord would send someone into his life that understood him, and with whom he could share the special connection that comes with having a friend. I believe that that prayer has been answered.

We have made a new connection with a lovely Christian home education family. Like us they have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It has been wonderful for me to be able to talk to another mum, Tanya who understands what living with ASD and home education is all about.

This week we visited Tanya and her children for the day. Tanya's son and Koala spent hours happily playing together. For children who often prefer their own company, you can imagine how happy both mums were! It was wonderful to watch them together. They both enjoy making and watching movies. Koala makes paper movies and his new friend acts out movies. I think they understood each other, which is a rare thing.
My prayer is that the children will continue to build their friendship.
Thanks Tanya for the beautiful photo!


lusi said...

Hi there :) That's so encouraging and exciting for you. We also have a son with ASD (high functioning autism) and i totally understand what you mean when you say its nice to meet someone who *gets* what its like to live with a kid on the spectrum and homeschool too.
The Lord bless you,
Lusi x

Erin said...

Oh I'm all covered in goosebumps reading this. So very, very thrilled, what a big moment for you, and for Tanya:)

Aussie Therese said...

That is wonderful news Tricia.

grandma said...

I have often felt that I took the place of a friend for Koala. I was happy to do that but, as his grandmother my heart ached for him. I so wanted Koala to have a friend his own age and with similar interests. Thank you My Lord for sending that friend to Campbell. How wonderful Tricia to also spent time not having to worry about what someone else's reaction to our beautiful boys. You are a great Mum.

Tanya said...

Dear Tricia,
I have tears in my eyes because I feel exactly the same way you do, and it was extremely special to see our boys glued together at the side and gabbing on about all of their favourite things. I've never seen Corey connect with someone like he has with Campbell, and I too believe it is an answer to prayer. We can't wait to see you all again!
Love Tan