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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Boys, Autism, Love

 Julius got new AFOs. Of course Tom picked out the design! LOL!
These are old shoes, he has high tops for them now.
He walks so much better now- not so "bow legged". He likes them!

Isaiah has been a huge help since TA and CC have come. Sadly TA is too aggressive. He doesn't know his strength and he is always aggressive in his requests. Isaiah truly LOVES TA. Isaiah has a HUGE heart for those who need our help. He has nothing but patience and kindness towards TA, and CC.

TA and CC are not short in stature like our boys with Down Syndrome. They are also very fast and very very strong. CC gives warnings when he is upset. We are thankful because then we can re-direct him, help him. TA does not give warnings.

Sadly we had to say that we could no longer let TA stay, or come.
We were all sad. We are not set up for his aggressive and destructive behaviours.

 TA even scratched Isaiah's face, grabbed Tom's glasses. Tom and Isaiah got the worst of the scratches. I'm just not strong enough to help. And altho Tom is strong, he's just too old now for doing it all day.
It spreads us too thin and we have no time left for ourselves or MA and SP.

Tom catching TA before he knocks the food off of the pantry shelves.
We had TA try Mercy's adaptive seating- he is just too big. We just aren't set up for such big boys. :o)

They are such sweet boys.
CC will continue staying with us.

3 comments:

  1. Aww...big hug from me. I know how hard it is to say when enough is enough and then let one go. It is so hard on our hearts and others in our family. God is so good and I know you were a blessing to him when he was with you. The love of God, stability and love speaks volumes to any child. Again I am sorry he was not able to stay. Some children we are called to help. Some we are called to let go to someone else to help them. Hugs, love and many prayers and blessings.

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  2. You did the right thing. You can only do so much and having boundaries to protect your family is good! Many prayers to that youngster though. Lord, may You put him in with a family that can help him.

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  3. Elizabeth, I admire your precious heart for children with special needs. I have worked with children for years and sometimes a child comes along that is nearly impossible to handle. It makes it stressful on everyone. The child can be loveable and people try to make a difference but when they become unmanageable, it is just beyond our control. It is sad! You did all you could do. God understands and will see to it that this young man gets just what he needs. I am sure God has a plan for him already in place. You have a heart of gold but you have to take care of yourself so that you can care for the rest of your precious ones. You are following God's commands by caring for the orphan. You will be richly blessed. My prayer is that your new young man settles in nicely and that Isaiah will understand in time. You are training him up right. Merry Christmas to all of you!

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