My feeling was, that life is hard and everyone needs someone to turn to in times of struggle. Someone they trust and believe in.
Then the autism diagnosis came. Imagination is hard, they said. If it's not concrete, it's not real, they said. Kids with autism can't visualize, they said. THEY WERE WRONG!
Jake has the most amazing faith and trust in God. He knows He's there and cannot wait to meet him. His prayers everynight are already to the point of casual conversation, gratitude and apologies. He's comfortable and assured.
If I ever have my doubts, I just ask God for direction. Then I wait. Yesterday out of Jake's mouth comes: "Mom, will God ever swoop down here to Earth into our car and give me the most giant warmest hug just because He loves me? I know He loves me so much and helps me. I can't wait to see Him if I do good stuff in life."