A Glimmer of Hope
When Connor was 3 years old and we were in the throes of autism with a child that seemed uncontrollable and inconsolable, I was in deep despair and depression. I was searching for anyone who had been where we were as a family, anyone who could give me a glimmer of hope, anyone to say, it is going to be OK.
We took a family vacation to visit my in-laws for a week. Connor could not, did not sleep, he was always in stealth mode which meant we had to have our eyes on him at all times, especially when he was quiet. The week ended up being a weekend and it felt like we would never be able to enjoy life ever again. When we got back, a wonderful girl who worked with Connor told me, “Don’t worry Tracie, next year your vacation will be longer.” I held onto that glimmer of hope she spoke of as if it were a priceless jewel.
Yesterday, we spent the day at Disneyland and we had what can only be described as a glorious day, full of ease, happiness and true joy. Last night as I pondered the day we had with such great appreciation, I thought about Sara, the wonderful girl who offered words of hope. This morning in the grocery store parking lot, there she was. What a joy to see her just as I had thought so much about her words of hope she offered so many years ago.
If a girl could express her not so new-found passion, it is my profound hope, my desire, my intention to be a beacon, a glimmer of hope for anyone and all who are seeking it. Fairy tales do come true, it can happen to you. Love, Tracie
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