What does Valentines mean to Justin? Absolutely nothing! What he does know is genuine love, because I show him this on a daily. Candy, cards, teddy bears, and balloons have no relevance. Although Valentines is just another day for him, the love that I show and give has a lot of meaning for Justin. Some may think that Autistic children show no emotions or have feelings. I beg to differ; Justin is very loving, but of course loving in his own way. Such as when I am getting him dressed in the mornings, he will take his hands and rub up and down my face. This is his way of saying, “Mom, I love you!” See, for him every day is Valentines not just the date that is set aside each year in February.

Justin and I will continue to spread the love just as any other day!

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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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  1. Cyndi

    This is beautifully written and so true, they show their love in their own way. A smile, is worth more than all of the candy and flowers in the world.

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