Window to Our Hearts

** I originally wrote this almost 5 years ago but I’d like to share it on this first day of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

***Sorry it’s double-spaced I don’t know how to fix my format so the Enter Key just single spaces 😦

Window To Our Hearts

He looked at me tonight and asked

“Why was I born this way?

“Why do I live with autism,

Each and every day?”

My heart sank to a place

It’s never been before.

I prayed for words to help me

Because I wasn’t sure.

“Why do you think the grass is green?

And why is the sky so blue?

Why do leaves change colour each fall

And then next spring grow new?”

“That’s easy, Mom,” he said to me

“I’ll tell you why it’s so.

Our eyes are windows to our hearts

Where our love will grow and grow.

If we couldn’t see the grass turn green

Or the sky light up so blue

We’d never take the time to see

The beauty of our world so true.”

My heart soared to a place

It’s never been before.

I had the words to help me

And this time I was sure.

“Autism is like the grass and sky

And leaves that turn each year

It makes us take the time to see

Another beauty that’s so near.

Each of us is different

And we all have much to give

Our eyes are windows to our hearts

Where the love within us lives.

Like the grass is green

And the sky is blue

And leaves turn colour each fall

Autism is a beauty lying within you.

You see the world so different

Through your eyes so pure.

That window to your heart

Has taught me much for sure.”

I looked at him tonight and said

“I know why you were you born this way.

You live with autism to show the world

How to love each and every day.”

Tracey Hilliard

Oct 22/10

Autism Awareness

About angeloftheisland

Welcome to An Angel’s Island. I’m Tracey (aka angeloftheisland). I’m also Mom to 19 year old Matthew who constantly keeps me on my toes. He’s our “special” boy who shows us daily how he deals with the world of ADHD, a Nonverbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. He’s my hero. Marcus is 8 and reminds me everyday that he’s in no way going to make the school years boring for his Dad and me!! I’m also wife to Mike for 25 years now. Mike is my best friend and soul-mate and he has showed me over the years, that yes – dreams do come true. Our life may not be the most exciting but there’s always something going on. Welcome to our Happy Place, newly renamed Hilliard's Happy Hideaway. I hope you enjoy what I’ve shared about our family.
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