We Love You Just As You Are

Being a teenager hasn’t been the easiest road for Parker. He struggles, especially with his brilliant mind. He wants desperately to share all of his thoughts with the world and sometimes people just don’t want to listen. I get it, he has a lot to share…sometimes too much but he is so adorable and really, really smart.

Take, for instance, the photo of Parker in the above layout. He is holding a model of the Sphinx that he created from memory. Who does that? Who can pull a picture from thin air and build a model? Parker can. I’ve seen him do it time and time again. He builds space suits out of cardboard and plastic, he builds robots using wire and foam padding…and that’s just the beginning. Parker’s memory is amazing. He can recall entire songs and scenes from movies at the drop of a hat.  Don’t even get me started on his vast knowledge about space and the human body.

Parker wants so much for the world to accept him for who he is. I remember what is was like to be a teenager, desiring to be accepted by my friends, my family…the world. Parker struggles even more because of his autism. I have to remind Parker on a regular basis that he is a wonderful boy, so sweet, talented and amazing. I tell him that he is funny…sometimes really funny when he times his jokes right.

It is so wonderful to see the young man that Parker has become. He has learned so much and come so far in the fourteen years, 4 months and 13 days since he graced this world with his presence. Parker has endured many trials and overcome them, he has brought me so much joy and blessed my life in so many ways.

I truly believe that Parker was sent to me, for me. I love him more than he could ever understand. I remember holding him in my arms for the first time, looking at his tiny fingers and toes…I believed he was perfect. He is still perfect, just as he is.

xoxo, Christie

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  • Jing-Jing says:

    So meaningful of a layout and a blog entry, thank you for sharing!

  • Patrice says:

    Christie, you have a heart of gold and Parker is so lucky to have you for a mom. He’s a bright, promising person with the world at his finger tips, and with you and your family’s love and support, he can’t go wrong. Parker is a wonderful young man.

    An unrelated side note, you’re such a sweetheart to comment so often on my blog. I think you’re about the only person who reads it!

    xx Love and hugs always!

  • Becky says:

    So. Sweet.

  • Sandi Clarkson says:

    Hey, Christie! Great page .. those guy pages are hard for me but you are rocking this one! Congrats to that smart boy for being willing to share his sights with the world. I know he is a special blessing! Oh, love the page!

  • Sue says:

    what a gorgeous post – Parker has a fab Mum I love what you have written about him

    The page is perfect I love the title and all the mixed fonts xxx

  • Lynette says:

    Beautiful post Christie…Parker is so lucky to have you too. A special boy for a special mommy.

    Oh yes…I love your layout.

  • Char says:

    beautiful story about your son….It’s just perfect…the way it is and the LO….I wish I could see the sphinx better . I can’t believe that he made that from memory WOW!!!! The mind has always interested me and the fact that we only use 10% I wish I knew how to tap into more of it lol….LOVE the Layout 🙂

  • courtney says:

    Christie, I meant to comment on this and haven’t found the time. I LOVED this post. Parker is one of my favorite people in this whole world! You are such an example to me and I love the way your love him. Hands down the thing I miss the most about Rexburg is hanging out at your house listening to parker’s stories and excitement on life. He is a wonderful kid. I love him just the way he is! I know you are being blessed for the type of mother you are to him! Love you! Miss you terribly!!

  • This is so personalized and creative! Plus the story, all in all it is really awesome! Keep it up!

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