An early winter morning in 2005 was a terrifying experience and the beginning of Justin’s fight with glucose levels dropping and seizures. I walked into the bedroom and he had a faint cry. I instantly knew that something was just not right. So, I carried him into the living area, laid him on the floor and called 911. The first responding medic in our hometown had to radio in to the other paramedics to step on it because Justin was vastly slipping away. Although it was the day after his immunization shots, there is no way for me to relate what happened to him from his receiving them due to his medical history.  I wish many days that I knew it was coming but I didn’t and I often wonder what I could have done differently to prevent that dreadful day from happening.

Justin could easily name the parts of the body when asked; count to 3 as well as sing. I had a friend that often called and would hear Justin. This friend encouraged me to record Justin’s singing, something I had never thought about. As I am writing this now, I am so glad that I did!  Tears fill my eyes each time I listen to him sing on my recorder. I hang on to those precious moments and I won’t give up hope that his ability to sing and/or communicate with me can’t happen again. It is my pleasure to present to my friends Justin at the age of 2 ½ singing, “Yes Jesus Love Me!”

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.

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