While we were happily eating our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday...
...I read McKay's post on Instagram to everyone, as he had written about a very unforgettable blessing this past week.
Since not everyone gets Instagram, or looks at it, I wanted to also include McKay's post here.
"autism_understanding After a difficult weekend with
Grant, Sunday night concluded with one of the sweetest
experiences I have had with him in a long time.
As I was putting him to bed we watched one of the
Book of Mormon videos on YouTube and then I asked
him if he wanted to say a prayer. He began his prayer
with the same few lines he has said since he was 2
"Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for Elsa, thank you
for Mommy, thank you for Grant." (I don't know why
he says thank you for Elsa. He doesn't even like
Frozen. It's just a routine thing.)
I then interrupted him with a prompt to try and derail
him from his routine prayer with the words, "Please
Grant then continued my sentence slowly and
deliberately and said the following, "...me to
remember potty. Please help me to be kind. Please
help my medicine. Please help me to learn to spell. In
the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."
If you know Grant then all of these words and
complete sentences should come as a huge surprise.
They were unscripted. These were his thoughts and
were not part of any rehearsed routine. He wasn't
parroting or saying what I wanted him to say. It was
one of those rare moments of clarity for him. All I
could do was hug him tightly and tell him how proud I
was of him."