This well describes our grandson, about to turn ten. He has most of the disorders of Paulie, graced with a loving nature, a playful heart and love of music. He is autistic and didn’t speak until recently. He has an amazing memory. He developed his vocabulary from singing. He sings on key. I overheard him “praying to the angels” for his parents, sister and pets. He will soon have his seventh major surgery, for spinal chord tethering this time.
His caregivers are wonderful. He attended public school kindergarten for just a year and is now in grade four at a special developmental education school. His sister attends his former school and he went with her to open house. He was flocked with former teachers, therapists and aides, many in tears. One had just that day played a tape of him singing to her.
His life is not tragic. He should not be pitied. We feel specially blessed to have him. Perhaps his purpose is to be inspirational.
Rest In Peace, Paulie. Thank you for your unique gifts that blessed so many.
May God continue to bless and keep your sweet grandson.
Thank you for sharing this touching story. What a testament of the Lord’s goodness....and mercy! To give US such a wonderful teacher, in your grandson.
Prayers being said, for his upcoming surgery. May the Great Physician oversee and guide every aspect of his procedure. Please let him know that prayers and admiration are coming his way, from Texas.
What an inspiration, indeed.
Thanks for telling us your story. My prayers of thanks to your son and all his family.