Brothers on the Spectrum- Isaac and Luke

It’s been an interesting six weeks.

Three weeks ago Luke, our middle son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It’s taken me a few weeks to process all of what has happened. Long story short, we had some concerns about him, spoke to his doctor, did a LOT of paperwork, he had an assessment, he was diagnosed and now we’re going through the process of him getting services. I’m thankful he’s so young and we will get him started on the right track as soon as possible.

It’s been an entire year of Isaac being in school and having ABA for about 15 months. I KNOW the progress he has had. I want the same thing for Luke, I want both of my boys to have joy in being themselves, who God created them to be.

I’ve been asked multiple times if I were ever concerned if Luke was on the spectrum and our answer was always “no, he’s nothing like his brother.” The reality is, he’s still nothing like his brother and yet they both are on the spectrum. That’s the beauty of autism and our Heavenly Father, he never makes duplicates. Luke is spunky, hilarious, sweet and a lot of fun. He loves trees, dinosaurs, digging in the sand, and music. I am honored to be his mama.

I’ve spent a lot of time these past weeks struggling with my emotions and how I feel about the new life shift about to happen. More people in our house, more evaluations, more ABA. I’ve spent too long asking myself what did I do wrong? How do I have two boys with special needs? But let me tell you something, it’s not about me. It’s not about my feelings, or how I will cope.It’s about my boys and a world that may not understand them. because their skin color or a diagnosis. But their Heavenly Father does not make junk. These boys, or kids are absolute jewels.

God entrusted us with three little precious, beautiful lives. I am their mother and will do anything to have them thrive in who God created them to be. If I do nothing else in my life, I’d succeeded at everything important.

I tell Isaac daily as he gets in the bus that he is loved, His heavenly father loves him and created him to be just as he is. The boy is truly a joy to everyone in his school. I wish more people knew how wonderful he is. Who needs words when your smile makes someone’s day?

My boys may have special needs, but more than that they are loved, precious in Gods sight, and created for more than I could ever imagine.

The world may not change for my boys, but I know Isaac and Luke will change the world.

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