I was only five years old when Justin was born, and even though I was young I knew Justin was something special. Since he was born I’ve always helped my aunt take care of him with anything she needed. I helped, from babysitting, feeding, changing of diapers/pull-ups and giving him his medicine. Support is something I’ve always given my aunt for being a strong independent mother with an autistic/blind child. I’ve always looked up to her for her strength especially when things got hard. Even though Justin has autism, he is very smart and intelligent and can do whatever he sets his mind to do. Justin knows all of his family members by touch and could always tell when I was around by saying my name “Ariel”. I love my cousin with all of my heart. He is truly a blessing from God and I couldn’t ask for a more sweet little cousin.

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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.

7 Responses

  1. Tracey

    That is so touching, it’s not everday that most have the support of family. It is a Blessing to have people that support and understand your job as a mother to a special little boy. Ariel cousin’s do ROCK:)

      • Cyndi

        Wonderful, and yes. I am one of those who do not have this kind of support. I do not even speak to my family. Your family ROCKS and yes he is surrounded with lots of love.

      • Mary

        Thanks Cyndi and you rock as a mother. Just know that you have my support even many miles away!

  2. Cyndi

    You are Awesome yourself Mary, Keep up the wonderful blogs and posts.

  3. Kevin Skipper

    Its always a blessing to see and hear FAMILY, helping one another. I met Mary and Justin some time ago, and she has always been very encouraging, and Justin so sweet. God bless you all.


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