My family’s life is slowly getting back to a semblance of normalcy. We are learning more and more about autism, and learning more and more about our son each day. We have a predictable schedule set for him, a list of daily activities to go through with him, and lots and lots of prayer to carry us well into the week. Had it not been for all the prayer, I do not believe we could have had the miraculous turnaround that took place last month with him. Because, really, it was a miracle he woke up as he did from autistic shutdown.
This weekend was a breakthrough weekend for him. Finally, after months of growth, I was able to cut his hair and trim his beard. I say breakthrough, since after we had come back from Niagara Falls in October, he had not wanted anyone to touch him. Now, he is allowing hugs, kisses and me cutting his hair, which is a big deal for our family.
Again, much of the successes we are currently experiencing with our son are all due to prayer. I cannot see it being anything else. Naturally, patience and a lot of determination have made a difference with Luana and me. But, I would say, prayer is the key for us here.
I remember reading about Jesus and about how the night before he died on the cross he was in the Garden of Gethsemane praying for his disciples while, at the same time, Judas was betraying him to the high priest. Throughout the whole thing, he knew what he had to do, he knew he had to give up his life for the sin of all, and with prayer, he confirmed his fate as the Lamb of God:
“Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, ‘My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done’” (Mat. 26: 42 ESV).
Sometimes there is no other solution than to rely on God, petitioning him in fervent prayer, not only us, but others on our behalf. He does listen. I can attest to that. Otherwise, we would not be seeing the progress with my son that we are seeing with him now.
My son dresses himself, washes his face, eliminates regularly again, speaks, answers questions and sits out in the backyard. He has come a long way from not speaking and only staring for the better part of the day.
All of it I attribute to prayer.
Therefore, if you feel there is nowhere to turn, turn to God in prayer. He will answer. My son is a living example of answered prayer.
10 thoughts on “Answered Prayer”
I am really behind on your posts but I have resubscribed, so hopefully that will fix that. I’m so pleased to hear that your son is thriving. That is such a blessing when some on the Autism spectrum so not. I hope you, your son, and your family continue to grow ans blossom on this journey. Some days are going to be hard, and some days it will be a breeze. But through perseverance, strength, and prayer I know you all will be just fine. I will keep you all in my prayers🙏
Appreciate all your prayers, Heather!
Love to see how you are dealing with change. My nephew has autism and it has opened all of our eyes to so many things, good and bad. Thank you for your openness and motivation that others will benefit from your trials!
Thanks, Kyle. Grateful for your kind words!
Praying for your family!
Thanks! We really appreciate the prayers!
I am so very happy that your son is doing better. I will keep him in my prayers
Thanks always for your support, Marie!
Many blessings Jack!
Sending much continued energy your way.
Having a friend who has an Autistic child I understand every small step is hard won with patience and love.
Thanks for sharing the good news. 😃🌼
Thank you so much! It has been one of the most rewarding experiences to see my son live again!