As a rule, I don’t cry. Well, maybe at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life at the line, “To my big brother George; the richest man in town!”
However, tonight I cried like a baby. Himself and I watched the movie Temple Grandin on HBO. Claire Danes’ performance as the title character was brilliant.
Temple Grandin is a woman with autism. She didn’t talk until she was four years old. Now in her early sixties, she graduated college, earned a Master’s degree and has a PhD. She is a highly respected scientist and advocate for autism.
Why was I crying? Because the sky’s the limit for my Isabella! She may never be a scientist or have a PhD but, although I have always had hope for her, this movie gave me even more. We don’t know what is going on in Bells’ mind; how she processes information. Hopefully, like Dr. Grandin, she will be able to tell us one day.
Don’t give up! As Dr. Grandin said, people with autism are different, not less.
Thank you, HBO.
With faith and hope, g