I'm so in love with the book for so many reasons. Let me count the ways.
Laura captured my heart by her truthfulness, of her feelings and thoughts rather than sugar coating it. She talks of her longing to become a mother, how she met her husband, and starting her family. As a first time mother she shares about things that puzzled her but just figured Matthew did things his own way. She first started to notice a some differences while taking Matthew to playgroups. The stares and whispers. If you've ever had a child that doesn't follow "the norm" you can understand how that hurts.
Laura walks you mentally through her days where even just going to the grocery store can be a challenge and sometimes an embarrassment. You know that feeling of always having to explain the situation? We take advantage of the hum drum of running errands, or slipping into a pew at church on a regular basis, going to the store, having friends over for coffee. What is it like for someone raising an Autistic child where you never know what might just happen next?
With Matthews beautiful blonde hair and Laura's stories of his toddler years, Matthew grew on my heart quickly. When Laura shared her heartaches, I cried. When she told of her worries and about her forks in the road, I worried with her. When she shared his funny sayings, I laughed out loud. I blushed right with her when she talked of his brutal honesty towards others.
"No," replied my 19-year-old son Matthew. "I want him to think I drove here by myself."
When I suggest that he remove the junior sheriff sticker from his t-shirt before he goes in, he refuses.
"I want him to think I take care of bad guys."
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This book is well written and easy to follow. In fact, you probably won't be able to put it down! If you don't have an Autistic child but would like to understand more, this book is an eye opener. I loved reading this book from cover to cover.
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