I know what you are thinking! This blog is supposed to be about Justin, my sister (Mary) is the voice for this blog. Well, I’m writing to you as an Aunt about my experience living with Justin. I have been with this little guy all of his life, I watched him be born and teased Mary about him looking just like Don King when he came out. I’ve been here every step of the way, and in every way possible. Mary has to be the strongest mother I know! I would often keep Justin when he was only a few months old and told Mary how good of a baby he was. Having no idea that he was blind or that it would be discovered he was Autistic.

I have watched him grow to the little boy that he has become and I reminisce of the times when he would sing, and how he couldn’t say Aunt Tracey so he would say, “Aunt Tacey stop.” When I reflect back on hearing Justin saying that or the singing it brings me to tears. I also know deep down that God will bring those words and that singing back to him. My living with him watching the sickness, the glucose dropping, the seizures, the fight for him at school, has really given me a love for this little man. Justin is one of the strongest kid I’ve ever seen, even threw the sickness or whatever comes his way, he always bounces back stronger. It’s funny but he is stronger than me, especially when I see him sick I actually freeze up and become a nervous wreck! Mary will say, “You can’t take anything!”

I don’t take for granted living with Justin and Mary. It has truly been a blessing to me, to be able to help her with him. Yes, there are some things that I am still afraid to do; such as to administer his growth hormone shots. I have gotten his daily meds down to a T. It’s the small things such as this that I know Mary appreciates. I wouldn’t have my life any other way than to be of help to her as well as to be so very close in Justin’s life. If I were to be perfectly honest. I would simply not know how to act if I could not see him in the mornings as he gets prepared for school and being able to get my kiss and tell him, “Bye Justin have a good day!” There is so much more I could say, but I’ll save it for next time. Stay tuned!

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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