I had a moment of peace while my family napped and I could momentarily not worry so much...I like to escape from worry while my better half likes(?) to worry...it's the ADD trait ...in the meantime what can we do for a solution for our own success?? Do we treat life like a chess match and think a few moves ahead to checkmate our many challenges?? we are pawns in the world's chess match of life desiring to reach the self actualized 8th rank and then evolve into the most powerful player that our talents will allow us!! (I could say to become queens but then you might think we were gay??) heh, heh
I get down but then Im invigorated with an autistic student that wins a Rhodes Scholarship and is going to Oxford!
Kelly Fleming remembers the low point of raising her son, Jory.
He was eight years old when he spent an entire morning, afternoon and evening wailing uncontrollably. She still doesn’t know what set off the boy, who has autism and a metabolic disorder.
But the tough times seem more bearable now, at the high point. Last month, Jory, who is 22 with a feeding tube inserted in his stomach and braces on his legs, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.
In between came Ms. Fleming’s decision to give up on her own dream of practicing medicine, home schooling Jory, learning to read, a bird named Federer and finally college and a dog named Daisy.
“All children have amazing minds,” Ms. Fleming says. “Their brains…