By: Carole Norman Scott
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 hinges on “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!
May 21, 1995