How often do we really stop and think if we might be ostracising or excluding someone in our life either intentionally or unintentionally? I don’t think people realize just how painful and damaging (especially for the long term) ostracision and rejection can be. Those who have been on the receiving end know all to well what sort of impact it can have, particularly those who have suffered it for most or all of their lives.
Ruth and I went to Tampa last Monday to the University of South Florida where I was tested on five eye-tracking computers to find the one most compatible. Our appointment was for 10 AM and we left at 4:30 PM. It was a great experience. Two doctoral candidates and three graduate students spent the day with us.
I was given a battery of cognitive and word comprehension tests in the morning and the afternoon was spent with the computers.
So I am a blogger now. There are so many possible connotations of that word. Thoughtful ponderer, occasionally humorous story teller, ranting editorial writer, pretend journalist (who also rants a bit)…the options are endless.
I hope I am more the first two than the last two.
My name is David. I am a middle-aged husband of an amazing woman, Katie. We have a lovely 20 year old daughter, Elizabeth.
To continue the series for Autism Awareness Month, this is a guest post by my dad that was originally written as a devotional. He truly captured the blessings and sanctifying work Christ has done in my family as we have embraced Richelle and her story.