Johnny aka Zoomies, our son

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by jimk, Mar 10, 2012.

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  1. jimk

    jimk Staff Alumni

    Johnny ws dealt an unfair hand almost from the beginning
    Troubled, lost at best
    Crying, tantrums adn hollering was all he knew
    Johnny was miserable......

    AT age 2 docs said servere autism adn nonverbal
    Mom and dad said WTH is that????
    How do we help him
    Docs said special ed

    Johnny and his classmates were very different than the norm
    And they knew that and it hurt them a lot
    Teachers Kathy and Sue were tremendous
    All they gave was love and the kids knew this

    We tried some socialization groups
    Truth is socialization is not normal for autism
    Rest of childhood can only be called an adventure....
    A learning process for all

    Around his 18th year John joined the rest of the world
    Aware of everyone and everything
    Knew what he liked and loved getting it
    Sort of found his niche

    Thank you Lord , john learned to smile
    Real joy expressed for all to see
    We had never thought this would happen
    Most beautiful thing in the world Son Johnny

    wrote this poem 2 yrs ago and posted on the website was active on then.. only poem i have written in my almost 65 yrs.. do not think i could top this one so one is what total will probably be for me.. johnny aka zoomies is the best antidepressant i have ever found.. looking at him does wonders for me throughout..
     
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Jimk, this is a wonderful account of your and Zoomies' experiences. I got goosebumps when I read that at 18, "John joined the rest of the world." The positive effects of the love that surrounded John - from you and his teachers - is a lesson we can all learn from. Thank you for posting this lovely poem. :)
     
  3. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

    I'm so glad for you both! Makes me happy when my friends are in good spirits when they write poems.

    :hug: to Jim and Zoomies!
     
  4. jimk

    jimk Staff Alumni

    thanks Acy and Jason.. not exactly what was the difference between katie's and my parents and us.. but there is a whole lot of those differences and i thank god adn john for that everyday many times..
     
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