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 I just have to brag on my son!

 This past Saturday my son hit his very first baseball in a game. I'm not sure who was happier, him or me:)

 If you've ever watched the 1989 movie Parenthood with Steve Martin, you will absolutely understand my joy and elation at this moment.  The parents in Parenthood are raising 3 children, the oldest having some emotional problems with high anxiety. Steve Martin is coaching his son's baseball team. At the end of the movie his son finally hits the ball and doesn't strike out.  The moment is full of elation and joy for everyone.

 My son is Autistic and is usually the slowest child on the team. He is the child that runs slower, hit's slower, and throws slower.  Thankfully we've been blessed with some really patient coaches over the past year for soccer, basketball, and now baseball. 

 Everyone at the game on Saturday was on their feet yelling "Run Ry run" and clapping for my child who barely bunted the ball, but hit it nonetheless. His hit scored the only run our team got when the runner on second was able to run all the way home. With tears in my eyes I proudly applauded and soaked in the moment of pure joy for my son. 

 It is small moments like this that make me hopeful for the future. For my son. For every person he may touch. His smile is infectious and his innocence profound.

 Please feel free to brag on your wonderful children here:)


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by on May. 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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by on May. 8, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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Yeah this made me tear up. That is so amazing and great that he has supportive coaches.
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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 Aw.  After a long, hard day, hearing that brought a tear to my eyes.  You made my day. 

"Run Ry run"  :)

by on May. 8, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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....needed that smile first thing this morning!  There is nothing like the feeling of seeing your child succeed, not matter what it is they are having success in, or what their age is!!!!

by on May. 8, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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Aaaaww good for him. It must have been so awesome for him!
by New Member on May. 8, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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Aww that is awesome!!!!!!! You go lil man!    I can't wait until my ds starts his program we are enrolling him into. He is Autistic  Also , We are enrolling him into this program called The miracle league, I can't wait to see him play =)     So far my son started school last week, So I think my brag is.. for the first time joined a Play-Dough group Activitiy by himself without teacher's getting him too..  He isn't fond of group actiities so thats a big awesomeness for him =) 

by on May. 8, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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Congratulations to your son!  As someone who struck out all the time as a kid, it is amazing when you actually hit a pitch.  

A couple of years ago my autistic son got the highest audition score in the entire Junior Southeastern Mass. District (hundreds of kids audition for this every year) after playing bassoon for just six months.  Even though I know he's an amazing musician, I was floored.     

by Judy on May. 8, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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Wow, what could be more awesome.

by on May. 8, 2013 at 6:55 AM
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Thank you so much for sharing!   A perfect runny nosed, teary eyed, good morning SMILE!  I love it :)

by on May. 8, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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How fantastic!!!
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by on May. 8, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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way to go,I felt this way when my DS rode a 2 wheeler like a "typical kid",no special devices or  adaptions

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