WOW, so last night my dear friend, Maria Young (the mom in the video) tagged me in a song that I needed to hear. I have two sons on the Autism Spectrum, one with PDD and the other with Aspergers. They are brilliant boys who are talented, energetic, funny, loving, and quirky, but as any special needs parent knows, times can also be very heavy on the mind, heart, and more for both the parent and especially the child. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is so easy to forget how they are affected by their autism and how much they truly understand when communicating with them, and even the most well trained and patient of caretakers, teachers, and parents struggle to help them. The most important thing is that we don’t give up on them and give our best to them at ALL TIMES and just show them tremendous amounts of LOVE.
The first time I heard the song, I was left speechless, but the second time I heard the song with the house empty, the floodgates burst open. Singer Johnny Orr and his band completely captivated my heart with lyrics that could very well come from the mouths of the world’s autistic children, I thank him for using his voice and talent for them. The video was beautiful and I would like to take a second and both Thank and Congratulate the Johnny Orr Band, the director Samantha Murphy, the cast Maria Young and Jeffrey Cernese for supporting awareness for Autism, and the incredibly touching job on the song and video!! This parent appreciates this so very much!!!