It all started with a simple message that I sent to a woman whom I thought had the most beautiful spirit and genuine smile. Someone who I seen at church quite often, but never knew that she and her son would soon become such huge blessings in my life. I took it upon myself to inbox Ms. Mary on Facebook one night after church service. I didn’t really know her, nor had I really talked to her, but something told me to reach out to her. That something, that someone was GOD!

So later we exchanged numbers and that’s when the blessings began. Through her, I gained another basketball fan/supporter! I play for Jackson State University and she comes to all my home games. I look forward to getting a hug from her as soon as my game is over and I come out of the locker room whether it was with a win or lose 😍.. Through her I’ve gained another mother figure in my life! She’s like a second mom to me. Although we don’t get to see one another everyday, not a day goes by that we don’t communicate! I know she’ll always be here for me, she has my best interest at heart, and she cares.

We all know that it can be rough being a college student at times, so of course the late night conversations about life started rolling in with Justin’s mom. This is when I started to be informed about a sweet, handsome, Autistic little angel named Justin👼. It’s simply amazing how just hearing about this child makes me feel inside! I don’t know much about Autism, other than the few things I’ve learned in school, but now I look forward to learning/researching more about the disorder.

Although I have never met Justin in person, I enjoy sitting on the phone with his mother and listening to him in the background having a full conversation about whatever is on his mind at the moment. I don’t think his mom even realizes that I listen to him and her at the same time. Listening to him makes me smile and warms my heart. It makes me that much more excited to meet him! And if it’s in God’s will I know I will get to  see him one day soon!

I know without a doubt that Ms. Mary and Justin were placed in my life for a reason. I consider them a blessing and I look forward to sharing this journey called LIFE with them. Isn’t it amazing how I’ve only known them for a couple weeks, but in some way it feels like a lifetime? Well guess what, I no longer have to worry about that feeling going away, because I know they are here to stay! Love you both so much!!❤💙💛💚neisha

About The Author

God fearing, loving mother to an awesome young man. Enjoying what I do! Although I'm not the greatest teacher, however raising a child with special needs has given me more degrees than any college university you could think of.

3 Responses

  1. Paula Smith

    Hi Mary. As I sat in my den last nite and read your blog. My heart got full. You are an amazing mother. My best friend have a special need child and she is the highlight of our day. I Love her so much. Just hearing her in the background. My heart fills with joy. Justin is so blessed to have you as his mother. I’m a nurse. I have seen so many mothers walk away from their children with special needs. As nurses we take care of them every day. As you mention in your blog. They are humans too.They have feelings. What we do impact them for the rest of their lives. You are a pillar for mothers of special need children. God has given you the gift to see what no one else does. I know some days are better than others but rest assure. With Christ all things are possible. May God continues to Bless You and Justin. Beautiful picture of You and Justin on Magazine. One of the parents had it at work.

    • Mary

      Hi Paula! Thank you so much! Justin is my world, he’s taught me so much….I’m sure you can say the same being a nurse. Thank you for choosing that field(nurse) it takes a strong person to do the job. May God bless you! Thanks for reading our journey. 😊


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