It wasn't easy.. I'm sensitive, Jake is uber-sensitive and between the two of us, we see and feel everything. I work with the special needs ministry on this church and on the whole it is the most accepting and understanding community.
But, during the holidays, it pains me, but we oftentimes need to skip church. There are way more people for the big masses, (the holiday church goers) and they don't know us. They are closer, clueless and not as understanding.
This morning, as hard as we tried to stay, we actually walked out of church services. There were many contributing factors, but the fact that the people around us were glaring (like turning around and staring, shaking heads, laughing. I'm not exaggerating) and some even left our pew with heavy sighs when Jake started using his chew stick, pretty much did it for me. It made me sad for many reasons, but how our Super Hero handled it is reason to celebrate!
Jake was able to use his words and stay calm to explain the situation. Watch it below in his VideoBlog#6