Let It Be

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom… let it be.”

“And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom… let it be”

That’s one of my all time favorite songs. Tony and I were on our “field trip” today riding in my car with the top down, and he turned up the radio. This song was playing. He sang it to me — word for word — perfect pitch, while rocking softly back and forth. It was THE most glorious moment between a mom and her not-so-verbal son. His language was clear and he added vibrato (which he knows I love it when he does that). He has such a beautiful voice… as I was driving, wiping the tears from my eyes, he grabbed my hand and kissed it, as if to say “it will all be okay”.

These are the moments I treasure. Just the two of us, on our daily drive in our convertible. Something about the wind in his face — it’s such wonderful therapy for him. I’m sure it’s fulfilling his sensory needs, but I also find it fulfilling mine too. It’s very euphoric.

Take a minute and listen to the lyrics of this song as if it was talking about the mystery of autism.

“And when the brokenhearted people, living in the world agree — there will be an answer… let it be”

“And though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see… there will be an answer… let it be”

The song really takes on a new dimension. We are all hoping that these kids will not only “see” someday, but that there will be an answer in their lifetime.

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Published in: on April 12, 2010 at 4:12 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. That was amazing……That is a true example of a shared experience! It was very inspiring! 🙂

  2. What a wonderful feeling it must of been for both of you. Love that song.


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