Loving Your Neighbor

Today was Grandparents Day at Atticus’s school. He doesn’t have a grandparent (three have passed away and the other is not in his life), so we were going to leave school early and skip the afternoon “celebration.” Unfortunately, I found out last minute that he needed to perform during the chapel portion of the event … Continue reading Loving Your Neighbor

The Revealing

December 6, 2018 After rehearsal tonight, the director had everyone sit on stage so he could discuss things about the musical. As he was talking, an assistant handed the actors a piece of paper. The director said the paper contained information concerning the sensory friendly show they would be performing. He briefly explained that sensory … Continue reading The Revealing

The Audition

"I want to audition for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical!" He announced. It was a late summer evening, and a mailing announcing a local theatre company's line-up for the 2018-2019 season just arrived. I heard him talking, but I paid his words little attention. The hot summer months slowly faded to cool fall … Continue reading The Audition

Value

Tonight, Atticus declared, "I wish I wasn't autistic." I chose to reply truthfully: "So do I." "It's sad, isn't it? It's heartwarming." "You mean heartbreaking?" I asked. "Yes, heartbreaking," he replied. "But the good news is I can communicate. There are lots of people out there who can't communicate. Not even when they're twenty years … Continue reading Value