A good report Lord — what a joy!
Ben’s teacher has pronounced him
Calm, co-operative, and smiling…
Adjectives we have longed to hear.
Forever in coming; but worth the wait.
With his maturity…a gentle reserve.
Even his siblings individually confess
His demeanor equals “quiet” normalcy!
Then, a sudden family crisis occurs
As Ben is scheduled for a visit home.
Oddly, his behavior is not the source.
He becomes a comfort in our distress.
Who would have thought it possible…
To find solace in one with autism?
Understanding, without a word spoken…
Our spirits joined in hushed communion!
By: L. Carole Scott
Ben–33 years old