What is a parent?

He is an autistic child who graduated from college!  Ain’t God good!

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/autistic-students-inspirational-graduation-speech-10935769

This is what being a parent is all about!!    For the past 2 weeks I have been so busy with my children and with my job and with my passion. Tonight I am exhausted. I want to go to sleep and yet this  little video moved me so earlier that I felt that I had to share it with all who happen to read my blog.

If you ever think that your children will never amount to anything because of some flaw that you see in their personality or character remember this young man and remember his parents who really know what the word parent means. It is not just something we do when we feel like it. It is 24/7, all the time, in good and bad, when it rains or when it is dry, when you have money and when you don’t, when you want to give up and when you push through. A parent believes that their child can excel to the level that the child wants to excel to, not what the parent would like.  A parent is ever-present and always in the mind of a child who has been sown into. A parent claps when the child makes a mistake on his first school play or misspells a commonly misspelled word for his/her age group and one who smiles when the child walks into the room. Almost as if the child is you and you are the little puppy so happy to see their master no matter how many times the master comes and goes outside of the room.  Joy cometh. So if you really want to moan and complain take a look at this clip and it will cause you re-think your think.

Yolande Barial
Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose
Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
510-589-6445

https://yolandebarial.wordpress.com/

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“Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers all sisters, young and seasoned, to become on-purpose for themselves.”

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