Saturday, February 6, 2010

Different, Not Less

As a rule, I don't cry. Well, maybe at the end of It's a Wonderful Life at the line, "To my big brother George; the richest man in town!"

However, tonight I cried like a baby. Himself and I watched the movie Temple Grandin on HBO. Claire Danes performance as the title character was brilliant.

Temple Grandin is a woman with autism. She didn't talk until she was four years old. Now in her early sixties, she graduated college, earned a Master's degree and has a PhD. She is a highly respected scientist and advocate for autism.

Why was I crying? Because the sky's the limit for my Isabella! She may never be a scientist or have a PhD but, although I have always had hope for her, this movie gave me even more. We don't know what is going on in Bells' mind; how she processes information. Hopefully, like Dr. Grandin, she will be able to tell us one day.

Don't give up! As Dr. Grandin said, people with autism are different, not less.

Thank you, HBO.

With faith and hope, g

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Dizzy Day Entry

Have a bit of vertigo so...

Thank you, Peggy.

FOR TODAY... from gail's Daybook

Outside my window...a chilly February day

I am thinking...I'm so glad I don't have nausea with this bout of vertigo I am experiencing!

I am thankful for...the little girl who is sitting beside me keeping me company

I am wearing...jeans, orange top

I am room mate from one summer of college

I am pick up something from a freecycler for my niece tomorrow if I can drive

I am currently reading...The Apostle by Brad Thor

I am get a lot of sponsors for our Autism Speaks walk in May

On my mind...using the Lent timeline to do something about weight loss

Noticing that...I don't recognize myself in the mirror any more

Pondering these words..."I haven't a clue how my story will end, but that's alright. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, that's when you discover the stars. Quote by Nancy Willard..(thank you, Lisa)

From the kitchen...a defrosted chicken and vegetables waiting to be made into soup which will have to wait until tomorrow

Around the house...clean laundry eveywhere needing to be put away

One of my favorite things~a little girl's warmth as she leans on me

I really want to keep up with my blog so, if it takes using something like the daybook, so be it.

Be well, g